Definitions for Characterizationˌkær ɪk tər əˈzeɪ ʃən
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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"
the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
"the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"
portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation(noun)
acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
The act or process of characterizing.
Origin: From χαρακτηρίζω, from χαρακτήρ, from χαράσσω (engrave)
the act or process of characterizing
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.
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