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Property

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noun


(1)   Any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie
"Before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"
(2)   A basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
"A study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
(3)   A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
"Self-confidence is not an endearing property"
(4)   Any area set aside for a particular purpose
"Who owns this place?"
"The president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
(5)   Something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
"That hat is my property"
"He is a man of property";
Wiktonary



English


Etymology


From / proprete < propreté < (modern propriété), itself < < proprius 'own'.

Noun



  1. Something that is owned.
    Leave those books alone! They are my property.
  2. A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.
    There is a large house on the property.
    Important types of property include real property (land), personal property (other physical possessions), and intellectual property (rights over artistic creations, inventions, etc.).
  3. The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
  4. An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
    Charm is his most endearing property
  5. An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.
    Matter can have many properties, including color, mass and density.
  6. An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.
    You need to set the debugging property to "verbose".
  7. An object used in a dramatic production
    Costumes and scenery are distinguished from property properly speaking

Synonyms

belongings, possession land, parcel attribute, feature prop
  • See also Wikisaurus:property
  • See also Wikisaurus:characteristic

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