Characterization (noun)

  1. The action of characterizing or the process of being characterized.
  2. A description or portrayal of the qualities, traits, or features of a person, group, or thing.


Late 19th century, from character + -ization.


  1. The author's characterization of the protagonist was nuanced and complex.
  2. The movie's characterization of the historical figure was criticized for being inaccurate.
  3. The play's characterization of the society was a commentary on its flaws and injustices.
  4. The story's characterization of the aliens was imaginative and intriguing.
  5. The novel's characterization of the city was a vivid and unforgettable depiction.
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