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Definitions

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  • n. The study or attempted deduction of character in individuals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of character; the study of types, genesis, etc., of character; ethology.

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Examples

  • Plot summary, themes, characterology -- it's not sophisticated at all.

    I'm Sorta Speechless

  • It is also in this entrenched preoccupation with an ethical characterology under modern circumstances that we find the source of his enduring influences on twentieth-century political and social thought.

    Asthmatic

  • Weber's own way was to address the problem of classical liberal characterology that was, in his view, being progressively undermined by the indiscriminate bureaucratization of modern society.

    Asthmatic

  • It culminates in an ethical characterology or philosophical anthropology in which passion and reason are properly ordered by sheer force of individual volition.

    Asthmatic

  • Such a diatribe notwithstanding, what is of more significance in our context is Weber's obsession with a liberal characterology and civic education.

    Asthmatic

  • And what they ` ll show is that the brain waves will actually switch to the opposite side of the brain when they ` re assessing psychometrize (ph), when they assess what an object, who it belongs to, and the characterology of the person that they ` re trying to assess.

    CNN Transcript Dec 30, 2005

  • This is why it is important to insist upon what I have called specifically literary exigencies that begin before and continue after Shakespeare, for such exigencies explain why Shakespearean characterology has established itself as something uniquely authoritative in the literary history that begins in the early modern period.

    Yonder Shakespeare

  • To say that Shakespearean subjectivity is the governing model for subjectivity in literature after Shakespeare is not to say, at least not to say in any simple way, that this is the only instance or type of characterology that can be discovered in literature after Shakespeare.

    Yonder Shakespeare

  • It seems to me very significant that Dr. Southard should interest himself, as his paper leads one to judge he does, in such problems as Shand's somewhat abstract work, and should seek correlations with legal characterology like that of Roscoe Pound.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • That the important work of Klarges on characterology is not considered may be accounted for by the fact that there is not a single German reference given in the whole book.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

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