characterization

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noun char·ac·ter·i·za·tion \ˌker-ik-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən, ˌka-rik-\

Definition of characterization

  1. :  the act of characterizing; especially :  the artistic representation (as in fiction or drama) of human character or motives the author's characterization of the boy as someone who wanted to be accepted by others

Examples of characterization in a Sentence

  1. The reporter was criticized for his characterization of the people of the town as poor and uneducated.

  2. News reporting requires accurate characterization.

  3. The class discussed the author's characterization of the boy as someone who wanted to be accepted by others.

  4. The story has good characterization.

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Origin and Etymology of characterization

see 1character


First Known Use: 1841


CHARACTERIZATION Defined for English Language Learners

characterization

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Definition of characterization for English Language Learners

  • : the act of describing the character or qualities of someone or something

  • : the way a writer makes a person in a story, book, play, movie, or television show seem like a real person



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