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characterization

noun [U] (IN A STORY) (UK usually characterisation)     /ˌkær.ɪk.tə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌker.ɪk.tə.rɪ-/
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.Casting, roles and scripts
(Definition of characterization noun (IN A STORY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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