feature


feature
Ⅰ.
feature UK US /ˈfiːtʃər/ noun [C]
something that makes a product, machine, or system different, and usually better, than others of a similar type: »

The new smart phone has all the features of existing models, plus added extras.

»

innovative design features

added/additional features »

The wireless network consists of a standard wireless infrastructrure, plus added features such as the ability to control the allocation of bandwidth.

innovative/new feature »

With every software update come new features to protect users, including parental controls and spam filtering.

safety/security feature »

Several safety features, for example, airbags, seat belts, and child seats, were tested.

distinctive/distinguishing feature »

A distinguishing feature of Mexico's industrial structure is the large proportion of small businesses vis a vis large companies.

important/key feature »

Reliability is the key feature of all our products.

See also CALL FEATURE(Cf. call feature)
Ⅱ.
feature UK US /ˈfiːtʃər/ verb
[T] to include something as part of a product, machine, or system, especially something that makes it better than others of a similar type: »

The latest software features built-in access to online messaging services.

[I] to be included as part of something such as a plan, calculation, etc.; figure: feature in sth »

Wind farms, solar power, and other sources of renewable energy must now feature in the environment policy of all responsible governments.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Feature — Feature …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Feature — Fea ture (?; 135), n. [OE. feture form, shape, feature, OF. faiture fashion, make, fr. L. factura a making, formation, fr. facere, factum, to make. See {Feat}, {Fact}, and cf. {Facture}.] 1. The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feature — Sn Dokumentarbericht, speziell zusammengesetzte Sendung per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus am. e. feature, dieses etwa im Sinn von Zusammenstellung aus me. feture Aufmachung , aus afrz. faiture, aus l. factūra f., zu l.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • feature — [n1] characteristic affection, angle, article, aspect, attribute, character, component, constituent, detail, differential, earmark*, element, facet, factor, gag*, gimmick, hallmark, idiosyncrasy, individuality, ingredient, integrant, item, mark,… …   New thesaurus

  • feature — ► NOUN 1) a distinctive attribute or aspect. 2) a part of the face, such as the mouth, making a significant contribution to its overall appearance. 3) a newspaper or magazine article or a broadcast programme devoted to a particular topic. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • feature — verb. Fowler (1926) warned against the extension of the meaning ‘to give special prominence to’ which he identified as originating in cinema announcements. He cited an unattributed example of 1924: Boys school and college outfits, men s footwear… …   Modern English usage

  • 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 in — [phrasal verb] feature in (something) : to be a part of (something) Health care features prominently in the new bill. a character who features in many of his novels • • • Main Entry: ↑feature …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Feature — »(für Funk oder Fernsehen aufgemachter) Dokumentarbericht«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 20. Jh. aus gleichbed. engl. feature (mengl. feture), eigentlich »Aussehen, charakteristischer Grundzug« entlehnt, das über afrz. faiture auf lat. factura »das… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch


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