Definition Of trait
a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person.
he was a letter-of-the-law man, a common trait among coaches
Example Of trait
A character trait shared by many program managers is a belief they will complete their project on schedule within budget.
A recognised trait among gamblers is that you are likely to spend more when you are not physically handing over money.
Absorption is a personality trait associated with fantasy proneness, vivid imagery and so forth.
Also, at least in maturity, people seem to have relatively stable character traits .
An underlying factor may be any measurable value, continuous or discrete, that influences the phenotypic traits of interest.