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Pronunciation:  `karikturi'zeyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  acting the part of a character on stage; dramaticially representing the character by speech and action and gesture
  2. [n]  the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features; "the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"
  3. [n]  a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

CHARACTERIZATION is a 16 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: characterisation, delineation, depiction, enactment, personation, picture, portrayal, word picture, word-painting
 See Also: acting, character, description, epithet, impression, part, performing, persona, playacting, playing, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, role, theatrical role, verbal description



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Char`ac*ter*i*za"tion\, n.
The act or process of characterizing.

 Definition: the application of techniques of examination by which characteristic properties of the constituent material of traded goods can be identified, and thus their source of origin; e.g. petrographic thin-section analysis.
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