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Noun: characterisation  ,ker-ik-tu-rI'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,ka-rik-tu-rI'zey-shun [Brit]
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: characterization)
  1. A graphic or vivid verbal description
    "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word characterisations";
    - word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization
  2. The act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
    "the media's characterisation of Al Gore as a nerd";
    - characterization

Derived forms: characterisations

Type of: description, verbal description

Encyclopedia: Characterisation