characterisation


characterisation
noun
1. a graphic or vivid verbal description
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too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures

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the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland

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the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters

Derivationally related forms: ↑characterise, ↑depict (for: ↑picture), ↑depict (for: ↑depiction), ↑delineate (for: ↑delineation)
Hypernyms: ↑description, ↑verbal description
Hyponyms: ↑epithet, ↑portrayal, ↑portraiture, ↑portrait
2. the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
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the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd

Syn: ↑characterization
Derivationally related forms: ↑characterise, ↑characterize (for: ↑characterization)
Hypernyms: ↑description

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