- portrayal; description: the actor’s characterization of a politician.
- the act of characterizing or describing the individual quality of a person or thing.
- the creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters, as in a literary work.
- description of character, traits, etc
- the act of characterizing
n.1560s, “marking out of a precise form;” see characterize + -ation. Meaning “description of essential features” is from 1814.