Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
The ~s of a person or thing are the qualities or features that belong to them and make them recognizable.
Genes determine the ~s of every living thing.
...their physical ~s.
= feature, trait
N-COUNT: usu pl, usu with supp
A quality or feature that is ~ of someone or something is one which is often seen in them and seems typical of them.
Windmills are a ~ feature of the Mallorcan landscape...
Nehru responded with ~ generosity.
ADJ: oft ADJ of n
He replied in ~ally robust style...
ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v, ADV with cl