characterize meaning

EN[ˈkɛɹəktəɹaɪz] [ˈkæɹəktəɹaɪz]

    Definition of characterize in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGcharacterizesPRcharacterizingPT, PPcharacterizedSUF-ize
    1. to depict someone or something a particular way (often negative).
      1. to determine the characteristics of.
        1. This glossary includes terminology used in coastal science, engineering, geology, management, nearshore oceanography and the technologies that characterize, measure, describe or quantify the physical properties, processes and changes of the coastal zone.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • HZ as a subsequent reactivation, more seldom as a result of reinfection, of VZV presents as a clinical syndrome characterized by a unilateral radicular pain and avesicular, distributed cutaneous rash.
        • Moreover, distality characterizes these strong regularity properties.
        • The secondary resistant IB128 cell line was also characterized by an unbalanced pentaploidy of the short arm of chromosome 17 including the TP53 gene.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ize
        • Verbs
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        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of characterize for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "characterize" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a verb.
        Difficultness: Level 4
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 5
        Definite    ➨     Versatile