[ UK /kˌæɹɪktəɹa‍ɪzˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
    the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd
  2. a graphic or vivid verbal description
    too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
    the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters
    the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
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How To Use characterisation In A Sentence

  • Would you be "boggled" if I suggest that the characterisation of blacks here as a mob of rampaging gang-rapists is a product of prejudice and, in its emotional manipulation, serves to reinforce prejudice? Wisdom, Justice And Mercy
  • We have introduced some basic components which would be required in a characterisation of the topic framework for any discourse fragment.
  • This realism is in part due to the elaborate set and costume design, but also to Campbell's unfaltering characterisation of Morgan.
  • Recent linguistic work on characterisation has used the principles and analytical techniques of pragmatics and discourse analysis to considerable effect.
  • This isn't helped a great deal by the characterisation of Lady Teazle: rather than manipulative coquettishness we get a slightly nervous adolescent.
  • Few claimants will want to attract the social stigma which attaches to a characterisation of a person as disabled.
  • The enormity of biological resources makes a case for raising a whole cadre of highly trained professionals for inventorisation, characterisation and documentation.
  • The characterisation of magic as a semiotic skill has, in fact, resulted in a back-reading whereby it becomes symbolic of semiotic skill itself -- a metonym of the power of language, of consciousness, of "spirit". Archive 2008-07-01
  • Conventional characterisations of the F.A.T.A. as ‘lawless areas’ misses the point that the Pakistani constitution quarantees their autonomy and self-rule under the tribal jagir system. What’s really happening in NW Pakistan
  • Although it has a superficial sheen, the film is mired in structural errors, weak plot contrivances and flimsy characterisation.
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