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NOUN (2)

1. a graphic or vivid verbal description;
- Example: "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"
- Example: "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"
- Example: "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
[syn: word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation]

2. the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features;
- Example: "the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"
[syn: characterization, characterisation]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

characterisation n 1: 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" [syn: word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation] 2: the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features; "the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd" [syn: characterization, characterisation]