Persona definition

pər-sōnə
The role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one's public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.
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Persona is the part of yourself you present to the world, the image you want to present or the role that an actor or author uses.

An example of persona is when you try to act tough and unemotional.

An example of persona is the character an actor is playing.

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The characters in a dramatic or literary work.
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The characters of a drama, novel, etc.
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(psychol.) The outer personality or facade presented to others by an individual.
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The role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one's public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.
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The character represented by the voice of the speaker in a literary work.
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A character played by an actor.
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(psychology) The mask or appearance one presents to the world.
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(computing) A type of skin used in Mozilla software.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
persona
Plural:
person, personae, personas

Origin of persona

  • Latin persōna person

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin persōna (“mask; character"), sometimes said to derive from personare (“to sound through") or from Etruscan 𐌘𐌄𐌓𐌔𐌖 (φersu).

    From Wiktionary