[kar-ik-ter-uh-zey-shuh n, -truh-zey-]
Origin of characterization
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1. representation, depiction, delineation.
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Examples from the Web for characterization
Hitchcock has a few preliminary ideas for camera moves, and I make a few proposals about characterization and dialogue.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
When asked if this characterization had any validity, Raimondo seemed taken aback—I am what?Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014
November 6, 2014
Needless to say, Howie disagrees with that characterization.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)
October 15, 2014
My characterization of radio host Alex Jones (a frequent promoter of the Pauls) sparked outrage among his devotees.Dear Moon Landing Deniers: Sorry I Called You Moon Landing Deniers
July 29, 2014
Each campaign is convinced that its characterization of its opponent is accurate and will resonate with the electorate.The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever
July 22, 2014
His red slave's wig is thus made a feature in the characterization.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
The characterization of Othello in the rest of this scene is anything but happy.
The very power of the characterization makes the traitress hateful.
His puppets no longer interest him; he is careless of characterization.
This characterization is perhaps extreme, but the danger to which it refers is all too frequent.College Teaching
- description of character, traits, etc
- the act of characterizing
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Word Origin and History for characterization
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