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noun [countable] feature pronunciation in British English /ˈfiːtʃə(r)/
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  1. 1
    an important part or aspect of something

    Each room has its own distinctive features.

    safety features:

    The latest model has a lot of new safety features.

    feature of:

    the natural features of the landscape

  2. 2
    [usually plural] a part of your face such as your eyes, nose, or mouth

    Her large blue eyes were her best feature.

  3. 4
    old-fashioned the main film that you see after a short film at a cinema

    We arrived just in time for the main feature.


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