A rather long and fancy word for analyzing a system or process and measuring its "characteristics." For example, a Web characterization would yield the number of current sites on the Web, types of sites, annual growth, etc.
Berkeley Design Automation has developed next generation circuit analysis technologies, called Precision Circuit Analysis (PCA), to close the analysis gap by allowing designers to accurately characterize their designs before tape-out.
Previous attempts to characterize geographic distributions of species in the disease realm have demonstrated the potential of the approach but have not always used the most powerful inferential techniques available (14,15).
Berkeley Design Automation's PLL Noise Analyzer is based on next-generation circuit analysis technologies that allow designers to accurately characterize the noise and jitter performance of their designs before tape-out.
In January 2005, Ambit and Bristol-Myers Squibb entered into a drug screening collaboration in which Bristol-Myers Squibb used Ambit's KinomeScan platform to characterize the specificity of certain Bristol-Myers Squibb compounds.
PhytoMedical is presently working to synthesize certain insulin enhancing polyphenolic compounds, which, in laboratory tests, have improved insulin function by a factor of 20, and, eventually to characterize their beneficial effects in cell culture systems, animals and ultimately humans.