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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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All Goldsmith's literary work is characterized by one main quality, a charming atmosphere of optimistic happiness which is the expression of the best side of his own nature.
She maintained a silence characterized by head-shaking, until they had all issued from the solemn chamber and were in her own room again.
When the smaller plan was presented to the council Tuesday night, some areas cut from the plan were described by the city staff as ``obviously'' not being characterized by blight, which is a criterion for establishing a redevelopment district.
Colorado state law characterized the prejudgment interest as compensation for personal injuries.
4] Many practices are characterized by restricted openness to the environment, which we identify as negative gatekeeping.
As an example, Phillips says, you might previously have characterized a certain red pigment in a polyolefin carrier and done the same all over again in a styrenic carrier.
If the property were rental property, the gain would be characterized as the capital gain.
Three teams of neurobiologists have characterized two types of nerve-cell proteins implicated in drug addiction and depression.
The students in Cluster 2 reflected what Berven and Scofield (1980) characterized as almost thorough and discriminating problem-solving approach.
Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, today announced that UMC (NYSE:UMC)(TSE:2303), a world-leading semiconductor foundry, has characterized its internally developed libraries for 65-nanometer (nm) and smaller process geometries using Magma's SiliconSmart[TM].
Monthly Distributions IGD estimates that for the current fiscal year as of May 31, 2015, approximately 29% of each distribution is characterized as net investment income, 36% is characterized as short-term capital gain and 35% is characterized as return of capital.
In addition, stem cells with a more restricted potential have been characterized from post-embryonic tissue types.