delineated

adjective
de·​lin·​eat·​ed | \ di-ˈli-nē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce delineated (audio) , dē- \

Definition of delineated

1a : having or forming clear edges or boundaries Deserts are wildly heterogeneous, composed of numerous, disparate, sharply delineated microenvironments.— Bil Gilbert These tumors tend to be invasive and extend beyond delineated margins.— Dennis P. O'Brien and Joan R. Coates
b : marked with drawn or painted lines delineated bike lanes the delineated areas of the map
2 : described or portrayed with accuracy or in detail … the military, with its clearly delineated roles, ranks, chains of command, and reservations of authority.— Eric J. McNulty

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First Known Use of delineated

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Delineated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delineated. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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