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characterizing

verb
present participle of characterize

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1 to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group
  • how would you characterize the mission of this environmental organization?

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2 to be an important feature of
  • an unsightly rash characterizes chicken pox

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“Characterizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/characterizing. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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