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noun [countable/uncountable] characterization pronunciation in British English /ˌkærɪktəraɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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singularcharacterization
pluralcharacterizations
  1. 1
    literature the way in which a writer creates characters in a book, play, film etc
    Tey’s novels are well constructed with strong characterization and a fine prose style.
  2. 2
    the way in which someone or something is described as a particular type of person or thing
    They portray him as a weak leader, but I don’t think that’s a fair characterization.

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