characterization

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characterization

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.
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Mass spectrometry plays an increasingly important role in the characterization of biopharmaceuticals.
In a nutshell: Its rich visuals compensate for its anemic plotting and characterizations - for the time being, at least.
It is recognized that certain characterizations of human subjects that might be obtained through this RFA could also serve as phenotypes in studies testing associations of candidate gene polymorphisms with COPD.

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