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chiefly British English spelling of characterization; for spelling, see -ize.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for characterisation

Historical Examples of characterisation

  • The change adds enormously to one's estimate of the characterisation.

    Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    T. Hall Caine

  • This characterisation cannot possibly have referred to Shakespeare in the year 1585.

  • Her stories excel in wit, humour, observation and characterisation.

    The Rhodesian

    Gertrude Page

  • The German translations lose the chief point of the characterisation.

  • Yet is not this characterisation in the highest degree exaggerated?