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Delineation

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Delineation \De*lin'e*a"tion\, noun [L. delineatio: cf. F. d['e]lin['e]ation.]

1. The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as, the delineation of a scene or face; in drawing and engraving, representation by means of lines, as distinguished from representation by means of tints and shades; accurate and minute representation, as distinguished from art that is careless of details, or subordinates them excessively.

2. A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words.

Their softest delineations of female beauty. --W. Irving.

Syn: Sketch; portrait; outline. See {Sketch}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

delineation

noun

1: a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters" [syn: {word picture}, {word-painting}, {delineation}, {depiction}, {picture}, {characterization}, {characterisation}]

2: a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects [syn: {delineation}, {depiction}, {limning}, {line drawing}]

3: representation by drawing or painting etc [syn: {depiction}, {delineation}, {portrayal}]


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