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characterize

(kăr′ăk-tĕr-īz″)
To mark, identify, or describe the attributes of something. This helps to distinguish an individual or material from other examples of similar individuals or materials.
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Short period of hyperventilation is characterized by intervals of rapid, deep breaths lasting a short period of time.
In some cases, landscape timbers that are also typically treated can be identified by their shape, which in many cases is characterized by rounded edges for decorative purposes.
Isolates were characterized by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis coupled with plasmid profile analysis.
Production schedules are characterized by short runs and frequent product changeovers.
The recent proliferation on detached house blocks of multi-family housing, characterized by some as "Fedders buildings" for the name on the air-conditioning sleeves, prompted local officials to request that Department of City Planning (DCP) study the area.
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas constitute a recently described subset of low-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas that are characterized in part by their extranodal location in the marginal zones of lymphoid tissue.
The taxpayer characterized the guarantee fees as consideration for personal services performed by the foreign parent outside the U.
Blacks who characterized their personal risk as medium or high were also more likely to have been tested (70%) than were similar Hispanics (63%) or whites (51%).
Therefore, EPA may seek higher penalties as a result of improperly characterized waste used in a city park.
Gennifer Flowers was characterized as a gold-digging slut.
Wirtschafrer finds the solution to this paradox in the very fluidity and fragmentation that, in her view, characterized Russian society throughout the imperial period.
Mounger had characterized the investigation as retaliation by Police Chief Bernard C.