a practical attribute or psychological property of the structure that stems from encounters or via traits of one's surroundings instead of being a consequence of heritage.

ACQUIRED CHARACTERISTIC: "Even though Darlene was born in Maine, her parents moved to Tennessee when she was only two, causing her to develop the acquired characteristic known as a southern accent."
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