Definition of delineation
1 : the act of outlining or representing something with lines or words : the act of delineating the delineation of a scene … the delineation of the territories allotted to the seven tribes of Israel … — Adam Nicholson
2 : something made by delineating a photographic delineation of low life — T. S. Eliot
delineativeplay \-ˈli-nē-ˌā-tiv\ adjective
Examples of delineation in a Sentence
his simple but striking delineations of Dutch landscapes
a finely wrought delineation of a young woman's first experience with romantic love
Recent Examples of delineation from the Web
White said Johnson's transformation last season opened his eyes to the possibilities in the position-less approach of coach Erik Spoelstra, no matter the previous delineation.
Yehoshua on the other hand, sees the world through a military lens where there is a clear delineation of right and wrong.
The delineation of tasks that keeps one couple safe from destitution and filth would feel horribly rigid to another.
Trump wants to make a very clear delineation between him and his campaign.
There is a clear delineation between the top four, which are among the national elite, and the rest of the conference.
Icy five-lane interstate highways with no evident lane delineations.
Davis' careful delineation of the difference between purist and revisionist fans is well executed, as is his coverage of fandom through the ages and his depiction of the Lord's (Tolkien's) own reaction to the success of his creation.
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