self-characterization

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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characterization
1670, "marking out of a precise form," from characterize (q.v.). Meaning "description of essential features" is from 1814.
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