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 for characterisation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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,
           characterisation]
      2: the act of describing distinctive characteristics or
         essential features; "the media's characterization of Al Gore
         as a nerd" [syn: characterization, characterisation]

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