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characterisation (n.)

chiefly British English spelling of characterization; for spelling, see -ize.

updated on August 10, 2012

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Definitions of characterisation from WordNet

characterisation (n.)
a graphic or vivid verbal description;
Synonyms: word picture / word-painting / delineation / depiction / picture / characterization
characterisation (n.)
the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features;
Synonyms: characterization
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