A good quality or aspect that makes up for other drawbacks, as in The house isn't very attractive, but the garden is the redeeming feature. This idiom, first recorded in 1827, uses redeem in the sense of “compensate.”
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Grindr introduced the feature themselves in October the same year and called it ‘tribes.’
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Bad weather is a feature of hundreds of flights across the world every day.
Common sense is not a just a normative judgment about wisdom, but a structural feature of any functioning organization.
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This is a feature by means of which it is always possible to distinguish the Great Horsetail from any other species.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Each is surrounded by a gelatinous capsule, which is its distinctive feature (Fig. 9).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He seemed to know right where to look, which was another feature of the play that I didn't sabe at the time.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
In dramatic interpretation the voice is a much more significant feature relatively than is the detail of gesture in pantomime.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
My coup-d'œil assured me that it was practicable to give to this feature the character of a projecting under-jaw.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu