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Noun: characterization  ,ker-ik-tu-ru'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,ka-rik-tu-rI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. A graphic or vivid verbal description
    "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters";
    - word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterisation [Brit]
  2. The act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
    "the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd";
    - characterisation [Brit]
  3. Acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
    - portrayal, enactment, personation

Derived forms: characterizations

Type of: acting, description, performing, playacting, playing, verbal description

Encyclopedia: Characterization