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characterized


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Characterize  \Char"ac*ter*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Characterized};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Characterizing}.]  [LL. 
  characterizare  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  charact['e]riser.] 
  1.  To  make  distinct  and  recognizable  by  peculiar  marks  or 
  traits;  to  make  with  distinctive  features. 
 
  European,  Asiatic,  Chinese,  African,  and  Grecian 
  faces  are  Characterized.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  To  engrave  or  imprint.  [Obs.]  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  3.  To  indicate  the  character  of  to  describe. 
 
  Under  the  name  of  Tamerlane  he  intended  to 
  characterize  King  William.  --Johnson. 
 
  4.  To  be  a  characteristic  of  to  make  or  express  the 
  character  of 
 
  The  softness  and  effeminacy  which  characterize  the 
  men  of  rank  in  most  countries.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  Syn:  To  describe;  distinguish;  mark;  designate;  style; 
  particularize;  entitle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  characterized 
  adj  :  of  the  meaning  of  words  or  concepts;  stated  precisely 




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