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Such a control system could be characterized as haphazard and personal. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)Were your relationships characterized by service or by selfishness? Christianity Today (2000)In public their relationship is characterized by an unfamiliar delicacy and restraint. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The economic system was not characterized by "perfect competition"; it had flaws. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Secondly, he argues that any actual society will be characterized by alliances between classes. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)The third of these basic arrangements of religion in society is characterized by a radical change in the relationship between the sacred universe and social structure. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)The early years of industrial society were characterized by the uncontrolled growth of factories where work hazards were a routine part of workers' daily lives. Sociology (1995)Although sociologists do not deny that such individual factors can play a role, they prefer to focus on more systematic causes that characterize society as a whole. Sociology (1995)
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British English: characterize VERB
to be characterized by sth If something is characterized by a particular feature or quality, that feature or quality is an obvious part of it.
This election campaign has been characterized by violence.
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