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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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The researchers used whole-genome sequencing, transcriptome and epigenome data to identify and characterize mutations in 18 iPSC lines included in the iPSCORE Resource and publicly available at WiCell, a nonprofit that provides stem cell lines for research and testing.
ONE MORE THAN THE LARGEST NUMBER THAT CAN BE CHARACTERIZED IN ONE HUNDRED SPACES OR FEWER That message characterizes M+I, requiring only 89 spaces.
2 : to be a typical or distinguishing quality of <Mystery and intrigue characterize this story.>
Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) was used to characterize part failures, dried films of the phosphate bath and lubricants used in the manufacturing plant.
Although these approaches provide simple summaries of spatial patterns, they do not often succeed in illustrating true levels of complexity and heterogeneity that characterize biologic landscapes.
Purdue will use Hyphenated Systems' 3Dmap[TM] to characterize structure in advanced microfluidic devices and to develop advanced techniques to characterize fluid flow through these structures.
This is partly due to the lack of precision in the methods to integrate exposure over time, the inability to characterize the attributable risk from multiple exposures (i.e., environmental toxicants, nutrition, and lifestyle choices) through life, and the lack of statistical and computational approaches to measure complex gene-environment, or gene-environment-comorbidity interactions.
APPLICATION: Atomic force microscopy can characterize the z-directional pore structure of paper coatings at a high resolution.
Asked by CNN's Lou Dobbs to characterize the implications of this case, Richard Fisher of the International Assessment and Strategy Center replied: "Tremendous, simply tremendous.
According to Tom Mlinar, Alpha's v.p., of sales and services, the updated APA 2000 is unique in its ability to fully characterize polymers in a single test, measuring the dynamic mechanical properties before, during and after cure (for thermosets) or melt solidification.
This exact intimacy and terseness characterize his 44 Children's Pieces on Greek Melodies.
An experimental and theoretical program of study was developed by the community to characterize the weak hadronic interaction in low-energy nucleon-nucleon systems.