Characterization
Characterization Char`ac*ter*i*za"tion, n. The act or process of characterizing. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • characterization — [[t]kæ̱rɪktəraɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] characterizations N VAR Characterization is the way an author or an actor describes or shows what a character is like. → See also characterize As a writer I am interested in characterization. ...Chaucer s… …   English dictionary

  • characterization — noun 1 (C, U) the way in which a writer makes a person in a book, film, or play seem like a real person: He writes exciting stories but his characterization is weak. 2 (U) the way in which the character of a real person or thing is described:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • characterization — char|ac|ter|i|za|tion [ ,kerəktərı zeıʃn ] noun count or uncount 1. ) the way in which a writer creates CHARACTERS in a book, play, movie, etc.: Tey s novels are well constructed, with strong characterization and a fine prose style. 2. ) the way… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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