Individual defining characteristic mark

Something findable on the side of an object that establishes the identity or features of that object and which serves as the basis for that object being labeled by the names, words, and concepts for it, as well as for its qualities.

Tibetan: རང་གི་མཚན་ཉིད། rang-gi mtshan-nyid

Sanskrit: svalakṣaṇa

J. Hopkins: Own-character; Specific character

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