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characterizationchar‧ac‧ter‧i‧za‧tion (also characterisation British English) /ˌkærəktəraɪˈzeɪʃən $ -tərə-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 ALthe way in which a writer makes a person in a book, film, or play seem like a real person Pilcher’s books have humour, good characterization, and lively dialogue.2 DESCRIBEthe way in which the character of a real person or thing is describedcharacterization of somebody/something as something the characterization of the enemy as ‘fanatics’
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characterizationThe new assumption we need is a characterization of the decision to enter.In chapters 6 and 7 I would like to propose a characterization of grammar and language use which shows their interdependence.However, there is a reasonable balance of characterization between them.An engaging blend of poetic characterization and deductive reasoning, it was delivered for the most part in a weary monotone.The difficulty is that, however strong in outline, the characterization turns out to be weak in detail.The characterization is believable, but it's still not a very good book.characterization of somebody/something as somethingSo, too, may seem my characterization of physics as the study of simplicity.McComb objects to the letter's characterization of his supporters as "malcontents."Valley residents will simply love the characterization of the area as a haven for working-class yahoos.The characterization of deliberative thinking as internal argument is a universal characterization.
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