characterization etymology

English word characterization comes from English characterize, English -ation

Detailed word origin of characterization

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
characterize English (eng) To depict someone or something a particular way (often negative). To determine the characteristics of.
-ation English (eng) A state or quality. An action or process. The result of an action or process.
characterization English (eng) The act or process of characterizing.

Words with the same origin as characterization

Descendants of characterize
characterizability characterizable mischaracterization recharacterization
Descendants of -ation
accreditation aspiration aspirational authorization cancellation flirtation fragmentation gravitate instrumentation ionization legalization manipulation oxygenation pigmentation realisation realization relaxation retardation sanitation socialization specialization starvation synchronisation transportation