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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.
* Severe agitation, characterized by a range of behavior disturbances such as hostility, verbal abuse, aggression, combativeness, shouting, hyperactivity, disinhibition (unrestrained behavior), and lack of cooperation with care.
Grade II mild inflammatory acne is characterized by a few inflammatory papules, occasional pustules, and no significant nodules.
Wood characterized by very large dimensions had likely been used for industrial applications and are almost exclusively treated and should not be recycled as mulch.
ACQ, CBA, CCA and ACZA) the wood would be characterized by an olive color that is faint for lower retention level wood and very distinct for wood treated at high retention levels.
To the Editor: Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella Typhimurium definitive phage type (DT) 104 with chromosomally encoded resistance to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, streptomycin/spectinomycin, sulfonamides, and tetracyclines (ACSSpSuT) was first identified and characterized in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s (1).
The weak hadronic interaction in nuclear systems is not well characterized. The leading theoretical approach pictures the parity-violating nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction as occurring through meson exchange with one strong interaction vertex and one vertex described by phenomenological weak couplings.
Laursen and Zhang soaked their dyed silk samples in hydrochloric acid, EDTA, or formic acid, extracted the flavonoids, and chemically characterized the compounds.
Most of the financial accounting and control systems used in manufacturing companies were designed for a very different kind of operating environment, one characterized by:
Imposing commands to attain predictive capability on capital markets characterized by "uncertainty" undermines market resiliency and increases the probability of systemic failure.
It would provide protections against out-of-scale development on Bay Ridge's unique limestone townhouse blocks and it would also triple the number of blocks--those characterized predominantly by detached houses--where only this type of housing would be permitted.
But it is just such vagueness and warm fuzziness that have characterized all I have heard and read from the Monsignor since I began teaching in this province, seventeen years ago.