(psychol) the defence an individual exhibits to others and to himself or herself to disguise his or her underlying weaknesses: a term coined by William Reich
a slandering attack, especially one intended to damage the reputation of a public or political figure. noun the act of deliberately attempting to destroy a person’s reputation by defamatory remarks
- Character code
noun (computing) a machine-readable code that identifies a specified character or a set of such codes noun a binary code that represents natural language; a number used to represent a particular character; also called character encoding Examples In most operating systems today, character codes are represented by an 8-bit unit of data known as a […]
a style of balletic folk dance that intends to give a sense of national character and color. a characteristic national dance, as the habañera, mazurka, or polka. a style of balletic folk dance that interprets and represents a character’s occupation, mode of living, or personality.
a personality trait, as a habitual tendency to idealize or rationalize, that serves some unconscious defensive purpose.