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characterizationnoun

UK usually characterisation uk   /ˌkær.ək.tə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌker.ək.tə.rəˈzeɪ.ʃən/
  • 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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characterizationnoun

  • characterization noun (QUALITY)

literature us   /ˌkær·ək·tər·əˈzeɪ·ʃən/ [C] a description of the most typical or important characteristics of someone or something: I don’t agree with your characterization of my home town as a boring place to live.
  • characterization noun (PERSON)

literature /ˌkær·ək·tər·əˈzeɪ·ʃən/ [U] the method by which a writer represents a person using description and speech
(Definition of characterization from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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