- char|ac|ter|i|za|tion [ˌkærıktəraıˈzeıʃən US -tərə-] n [U and C]1.) the way in which a writer makes a person in a book, film, or play seem like a real person▪ Pilcher's books are full of humour, good characterization, and lively dialogue.2.) the way in which the character of a real person or thing is describedcharacterization of sb/sth as sth▪ the characterization of the enemy as 'cruel fanatics'
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Characterization — Char ac*ter*i*za tion, n. The act or process of characterizing. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
characterization — index caption, caricature, cross section, denomination, description, role Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
characterization — (n.) 1660s, marking out of a precise form, from CHARACTERIZE (Cf. characterize) + ATION (Cf. ation). Meaning description of essential features is from 1814 … Etymology dictionary
characterization — (Amer.) charÂ·acÂ·terÂ·iÂ·zaÂ·tion || â€škÃ¦rÉ™ktÉ™raÉª zeÉªÊƒn n. character description; creation of characters in a play or novel etc. (also characterisation) … English contemporary dictionary
characterization — [kar΄ək tər ə zā′shən, kar΄iktər ə zā′shən] n. 1. the act of characterizing 2. the delineation of character or creation of characters in a play, story, etc … English World dictionary
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characterization — UK [ˌkærɪktəraɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkerəktərɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms characterization : singular characterization plural characterizations 1) literature the way in which a writer creates characters in a book, play, film… … English dictionary
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