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characterization

/ˌkærɪktəraɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
description of character, traits, etc
2.
the act of characterizing
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  • Conscious characterisation of bbc drama output as static and middlebrow is unfair.
Word Origin and History for characterisation
n.

chiefly British English spelling of characterization; for spelling, see -ize.

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