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[ kar-ik-tuh-rahyzd ]


  1. having been described or distinguished:

    Further identification is possible by comparing the unknown organism with a characterized organism.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of characterize ( def ).

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  • non·char·ac·ter·ized especially British, non·char·ac·ter·ised adjective
  • un·char·ac·ter·ized especially British, un·char·ac·ter·ised adjective
  • well-char·ac·ter·ized especially British, well-char·ac·ter·ised adjective

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Example Sentences

Elbridge Gerry, was characterized by his political opponents as a monstrous beast, the Gerrymander, rather than a more conventional shape.

From Vox

Trying to speed up science carries many risks, especially for a novel virus like this one, which is not well understood nor easily characterized.

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Both observe in submillimeter wavelengths that stretch from far infrared to microwave, which allows scientists to more closely characterize the chemical composition of the atmosphere.

Atkins characterized the bill as a victim of a timing failure and foot-dragging by the Assembly, which didn’t allow it enough time to get that final Senate vote.

A childhood characterized by hardship, negligence or abuse can also alter the neuroendocrine system that regulates how the body responds to stress.

They are often characterized as benevolent and admirable; when we do the same, we are angry and unreasonable.

The founder of Valor por Tamaulipas disputes this version of events and has characterized it as disinformation.

This dramatic increase may simply be a matter of reporting—more crimes are being reported and characterized as anti-LGBT.

It's a terrifying disease, characterized by spasms and sometimes followed by fatal bleeding from the nose and mouth.

This is after a childhood characterized by poverty, struggle, and fear.

Of course the expression of this value is modified and characterized by the nature of the thing spoken of.

His mind is characterized by the literalness, rather than the comprehensive grasp of great subjects.

He married Maud, daughter of William the conqueror, and is characterized as a mild and popular king.

Thereupon began a procedure identical to that which had characterized the outset of every successful case of the Chief Inspector.

He was considered a harsh Governor because his martial law administration was characterized by severe punishment for wrongdoing.


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