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characterization

 
Noun characterization has 3 senses
  1. word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation - 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"
    --1 is a kind of description, verbal description
    --1 has particulars: epithet; portrayal, portraiture, portrait
  2. characterization, characterisation - the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features; "the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"
    --2 is a kind of description
    Derived form: verb characterize1
  3. portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation - acting the part of a character on stage; dramaticially representing the character by speech and action and gesture
    --3 is a kind of acting, playing, playacting, performing
    --3 has particulars:
     impression; character, role, theatrical role, part, persona
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