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characterization

noun uk (UK usually characterisation)   /ˌkær.ɪk.tə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌker.ɪk.tə.rɪ-/

characterization noun (IN A STORY)

[U] the way that people are represented in a film, play, or book so that they seem real and natural: The plots in her books are very strong but there's almost no characterization. The film's characterization of the artist as a complete drunk has annoyed a lot of people.

characterization noun (QUALITY)

[C] the way in which something is described by stating its main qualities
(Definition of characterization from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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