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Definition of characterization noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the way that a writer makes characters in a book or play seem real a work of comic brilliance and masterly characterization The movie is worth seeing for its fine characterizations.
  2. 2(formal) the way in which someone or something is described or defined synonym portrayal the characterization of physics as the study of simplicity
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: characterization