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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 characterisation
      n 1: a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the
           narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the
           author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland";
           "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of
           famous Vermonters" [syn: word picture, word-painting,
            delineation, depiction, picture, characterization]
      2: the act of describing distinctive characteristics or
         essential features; "the media's characterization of Al
         Gore as a nerd" [syn: characterization]