I. noun Etymology: Middle English feture, from Anglo-French, from Latin factura act of making, from factus, past participle of facere to make — more at do Date: 14th century 1. a. the structure, form, or appearance especially of a person b. obsolete physical beauty 2. a. the makeup or appearance of the face or its parts b. a part of the face ; lineament 3. a. a prominent part or characteristic b. any of the properties (as voice or gender) that are characteristic of a grammatical element (as a phoneme or morpheme); especially one that is distinctive 4. a special attraction: as a. a featured motion picture b. a featured article, story, or department in a newspaper or magazine c. something offered to the public or advertised as particularly attractive <
one of the car's most popular features
featureless adjective II. verb (featured; featuring) Date: circa 1755 transitive verb 1. chiefly dialect to resemble in features 2. to picture or portray in the mind ; imagine 3. a. to give special prominence to <
the exhibit features local artists
b. to have as a characteristic or feature <
a menu featuring many options
intransitive verb to play an important part

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • feature — [fē′chər] n. [ME feture < OFr faiture < L factura, a making, formation < pp. of facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) Archaic the make, shape, form, or appearance of a person or thing b) Obs. attractive appearance; physical beauty 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Feature — Feature,das:⇨Hörspiel,Dokumentarbericht Feature 1.Musik:Hörbild,Hörfolge,Hörspiel 2.Bericht,Reportage,Dokumentarbericht,Fernsehbericht …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

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  • feature — feature. См. признак. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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