characterize

(redirected from characterizing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
This technically well-defined parameter, by far the best reinforcement predictor among a multitude of other attempts to characterize carbon black, has in particular the advantage of characterizing a "fixed" entity of the material.
The manufacturers of LTCC substrates expressed a need for improved measurement methods for characterizing the electromagnetic properties of LTCCs at a NIST-industry LTCC workshop held in Gaithersburg, MD, in October 1999.
Owing to successes achieved by NIST scientists in characterizing related materials in collaboration with SEMATECH, the company sought NIST assistance to provide critical characterization data on structure and properties.