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characterization

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of characterizing.
  • n. A description of qualities or peculiarities: a list of places of interest, with brief characterizations of each.
  • n. Representation of a character or characters on the stage or in writing, especially by imitating or describing actions, gestures, or speeches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of characterizing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of characterizing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of characterizing; representation or description of salient qualities or characteristics, as by an actor, painter, writer, or speaker. Also spelled characterisation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
  • n. acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
  • n. a graphic or vivid verbal description

Etymologies

characterize +‎ -ation. (Wiktionary)

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