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Definition of "feature" []

  • Any of the distinct parts of the face, as the eyes, nose, or mouth. (noun)
  • The overall appearance of the face or its parts. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A prominent or distinctive aspect, quality, or characteristic: a feature of one's personality; a feature of the landscape. (noun)
  • Linguistics A property of linguistic units or forms: Nasality is a phonological feature. (noun)
  • Linguistics In generative linguistics, any of various abstract entities that combine to specify underlying phonological, morphological, semantic, and syntactic properties of linguistic forms and that act as the targets of linguistic rules and operations. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feature" in a sentence
  • "” Only one feature was advertised at one time, but the “feature” was always carefully selected for its wide popular appeal, and then Mr. Curtis spared no expense to advertise it abundantly."
  • "If you want to do an actual * feature to feature* comparison, you can find plenty of non-Apple laptops that will blow away the MB at 2/3 to 1/2 half the cost."
  • "˜feature of the situation™ so broadly that any possible explanatory fact can count as a feature of the situation."