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
        • It is a systemic skeletal disease that characterized by low bone mass, microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue and enhanced bone fragility and fracture risk.
        • Spondyloenchondrodysplasia (SPENCD) is a rare skeletal dysplasia, characterized by enchondromatous non-ossifying metaphyseal and spondylar lesions.
        • They are characterized by having only cutaneous presentation, with no evidence of extracutaneous lesion after adequate staging.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ize
        • Verbs
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        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