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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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ENMs characterize general environmental regimes under which species or phenomena may occur.
In terms of rhythm, Constantinidis takes advantage of the metric and rhythmic flexibility that characterizes Greek folk music.
Later he writes, "Bray...inserts quotation marks to characterize what I, in fact, did not write." I challenge him to identify where, in my review, the phrase "military freedom" appears.
It has become fashionable to characterize my country as unilateralist and against all arms control agreements.
'Abd al-Maujud does not seem to understand why the other wants to destroy the dream of his life, why he characterizes him as the one who flees from himself.
The traditional testing procedures to study the role of carbon black in rubber compounds as well as to characterize it are ambiguous and often lack precise scientific definition.
In Allegory and Epic in English Renaissance Literature, Kenneth Borris characterizes heroic poetry in terms of a continuous descent from Homer and Virgil to Sidney, Spenser, and Milton.
What characterizes its members' dancing is the same impulse that runs through jazz music.
This theory respects the separate legal existence of a partnership and characterizes income at the partnership level.
But now elated researchers find that another word also characterizes the luminosity of this aging Milky Way resident: chaos.
The series, which was impressive for Shambroom's ingenuity in gaining access to these classified spaces as much as for its formal rigor, toed the line between reportage and art, engaging a kind of watchdog politicism that characterizes much contemporary photography.
Responses to female authority -- indulgent and restrictive -- create the multiplicity of genre that characterizes Spenser's poem.