Meaning of “characterization” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “characterization” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)