characterization

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characterization

[kar-ik-ter-uh-zey-shuhn, -truh-zey-]
noun
1.
portrayal; description: the actor's characterization of a politician.
2.
the act of characterizing.
3.
the creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters.

Origin:
1560–70; < Medieval Latin charactērizāt(us) marked (past participle of charactērizāre to characterize; see -ate1) + Latin -iōn- -ion

recharacterization, noun
self-characterization, noun


1. representation, depiction, delineation.
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characterization or characterisation (ˌkærɪktəraɪˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  description of character, traits, etc
2.  the act of characterizing
 
characterisation or characterisation
 
n

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Word Origin & History

characterization
1670, "marking out of a precise form," from characterize (q.v.). Meaning "description of essential features" is from 1814.
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Example sentences
Again, it's this type of characterization that has led to legislation to ban
  certain dogs.
The lampooning seems rather reckless today and the characterization overbroad.
Needless to say, the authors of these books--accomplished theoretical
  physicists, all three--don't buy this characterization.
Those measurements help with diagnosis, research, characterization and planning
  treatment of eye health issues.
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