Definition of delineation
- the delineation of a scene
- … the delineation of the territories allotted to the seven tribes of Israel …
- —Adam Nicholson
- a photographic delineation of low life
- —T. S. Eliot
his simple but striking delineations of Dutch landscapes
a finely wrought delineation of a young woman's first experience with romantic love
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