characterization - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˌkærɪktəraɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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.