verb (used with object), char·ac·ter·ized, char·ac·ter·iz·ing.
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In positing the existence of these more fundamental fields, quantum field theory stripped particles of status, characterizing them as mere bits of energy that set fields sloshing.
Relationship abuse is often not characterized by physical acts.Yeardley Love’s mother has spent a decade working to end relationship abuse|Taylor DeVille|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
The dark side of digital play is often characterized by new manifestations of the same old teenage risk-taking.My kids are on screens more than ever during the pandemic. Here’s why I’m not panicking.|Jordan Shapiro|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Another indicator — feeling unloved — is a symptom of major depression, a mental disorder characterized by bouts of overwhelming sadness and social isolation lasting at least two weeks.‘Deaths of despair’ are rising. It’s time to define despair|Bruce Bower|November 2, 2020|Science News
Of course, that’s not to say ballot measures are devoid of the special interest–fueled maneuvering that so characterizes our political process.The state ballot measures the business community should watch in the 2020 election|reymashayekhi|October 28, 2020|Fortune
Yet the MPD continues to downplay these concerns, going so far as to mischaracterize the facts of my case.In Washington, Sexual Assault Victims Find Justice Elusive||February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet to say that both Obama and Romney are hiding their “real” natures beneath contradictory positions is to mischaracterize them.Mitt Romney’s No More Of a Mystery Than Barack Obama|Lee Siegel|February 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST