characterization characterization  /ˌkɛ rək tə rɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a graphic or vivid verbal description
  2. (n) the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
  3. (n) acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture


  1. Although he has been harshly criticized for his wealth, Carlos, 68, belies simplistic characterization.
  2. Children is written in Tolkien's full-on high heroic style, which is light on the characterization and sometimes hilariously dorky.


  1. Scarborough Clashes With Matthews, Tears Into Critics Who Deemed Bush ‘Devil’ For Programs Obama Expanded

    The Morning Joe set got heated on Wednesday as Chris Matthews sparred with Joe Scarborough over his characterization of the government (during an NSA discussion). As Scarborough countered Matthews' civics lesson, he further railed against all those who find the surveillance issue "complicated" now but were quick to label President George W. Bush the "devil."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  2. Precision LCR Meter is available with 3 frequency options.

    While mainly used for component characterization at component manufacturers and for component evaluation at electronic equipment manufacturers, E4980AL can also be used in material measurement applications typically found in research and development as well as education. Versions include E4980AL-030/-050/-100, which respectively cover frequency ranges from 20 Hz to 300 kHz, 500 kHz, and 1 MHz ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Life Technologies Launches Industry's First Stem Cell Characterization Panel

    CARLSBAD, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --   Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today launched the TaqMan® hPSC Scorecard™ Panel , a first-of-its-kind characterization assay that establishes ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We have to evaluate whether you are really being forthright," Mr. Specter said. "Your characterization of your participation is significantly, if not totally, at variance with the facts."
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: New York Times

  2. "I do take issue with the characterization that we were smooching but surely if that were the case then even I admit it might be newsworthy in some fashion. Certainly, the time will come when I do see another woman. I expect Camille to see other...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Kelsey Grammer Source: Access Hollywood

  3. White House spokeswoman Dana Perino called it "an unfortunate characterization" to say Bush was using Walter Reed as merely a picture-taking opportunity.
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Dana Perino Source: Forbes

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