Definitions for Characterizationˌkær ɪk tər əˈzeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation(noun)

    a graphic or vivid verbal description

    "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

  2. characterization, characterisation(noun)

    the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features

    "the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"

  3. portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation(noun)

    acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

Wiktionary

  1. characterization(Noun)

    The act or process of characterizing.

  2. Origin: From χαρακτηρίζω, from χαρακτήρ, from χαράσσω (engrave)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Characterization(noun)

    the act or process of characterizing

Freebase

  1. Characterization

    Characterization or characterisation is the art of creating characters for a narrative, including the process of conveying information about them. It is a literary element and may be employed in dramatic works of art or everyday conversation. Characters may be presented by means of description, through their actions, speech, or thoughts.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cameron Crowe:

    Emma Stone was chief among those who did tireless research, if any part of her fine characterization has caused consternation and controversy, I am the one to blame.

  2. Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto p. 74 (pb 93):

    A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization.

  3. Robert Brown:

    We are disappointed and concerned by statements that reduce individuals to stereotypes on the basis of a broad category such as sex, race, or ethnicity, Brown wrote in a blast e-mail to the Boston University community. I believe Dr. Grundy’s remarks fit this characterization.

  4. Robert Menendez:

    Unlike President Obama's characterization of those who have raised serious questions about the agreement, or who have opposed it, I did not vote for the war in Iraq, I opposed it, unlike the Vice President and the Secretary of State, who both supported it, i know that, in many respects, it would be far easier to support this deal, as it would have been to vote for the war in Iraq at the time. But I didn't choose the easier path then, and I'm not going to now.

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