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Definitions of characterization:
  • noun:   the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
    Example: "The media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"
  • noun:   acting the part of a character on stage; dramaticially representing the character by speech and action and gesture
  • noun:   a graphic or vivid verbal description
    Example: "The pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

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