feature

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Feature is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
feature

Plural
features

  1. (countable) A feature is a special or noticeable part of something.
    One unusual feature of the town is the river in the middle of mainstreet.
  2. (countable) A feature is a useful part or function of a product.
    In computers, a CD drive used to be a special feature. Now you can't buy a computer without one.
  3. (countable) A feature is a special newspaper or magazine article or radio or television program that is not published regularly.
    The Star is running a special feature about homelessness.
  4. (countable) A feature is a movie playing at a cinema.
    Today's feature will appear right after these commercials.

Verb[change]

Plain form
feature

Third-person singular
features

Past tense
featured

Past participle
featured

Present participle
featuring

(transitive)

  1. (transitive) If you feature something, you have it as a prominent attribute or aspect.
    This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France.
    Jazz and Blues feature prominently in the magazine.
  2. (transitive) (US) If you feature something, you consider (or imagine) it.
    I cannot feature that happing.

Synonyms[change]