acquired trait


acquired trait
s.
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  • acquired trait — /əkwaɪəd ˈtreɪt/ (say uhkwuyuhd trayt) noun a characteristic that an organism develops in response to its environment, theorised in Lamarckism and Neo Lamarckism to be inherited by the next generation. See Lamarckism, Neo Lamarckism …   Australian English dictionary

  • acquired character — acquired′ char′acter n. gen a noninheritable trait that results from certain environmental influences • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • trait — n. an acquired; character; genetic, hereditary; negative; personality; positive trait * * * [treɪ(t)] character genetic hereditary negative personality positive trait an acquired …   Combinatory dictionary

  • trait — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ admirable, attractive, desirable ▪ negative, undesirable ▪ human ▪ Her boss did not display any human traits …   Collocations dictionary

  • acquired — Developed in response to the environment, not inherited, such as a character trait (acquired characteristic) resulting from environmental effect(s). cf acclimatization …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • acquired character — A trait or somatic modification that originates during the life of an organism as the result of an environmental or functional cause …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • culture trait — noun : trait 4 * * * Anthropol. any trait of human activity acquired in social life and transmitted by communication. * * * culture trait, 1. Anthropology, Sociology. the basic unit or simplest element in a culture, as a particular artifact, a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • culture trait — Anthropol. any trait of human activity acquired in social life and transmitted by communication. * * * …   Universalium

  • Heredity — is the passing of traits to offspring. This is the process by which an offspring cell or organism acquires or becomes predisposed to the characteristics of its parent cell or organism. Through heredity, variations exhibited by individuals can… …   Wikipedia

  • Qualities — Quality Qual i*ty, n.; pl. {Qualities}. [F. qualit[ e], L. qualitas, fr. qualis how constituted, as; akin to E. which. See {Which}.] 1. The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quality — Qual i*ty, n.; pl. {Qualities}. [F. qualit[ e], L. qualitas, fr. qualis how constituted, as; akin to E. which. See {Which}.] 1. The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English