delineation

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noun de·lin·ea·tion \-ˌli-nē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of delineation

  1. 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. 2 :  something made by delineating a photographic delineation of low life — T. S. Eliot

delineative

play \-ˈli-nē-ˌā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of delineation in a sentence

  1. his simple but striking delineations of Dutch landscapes

  2. a finely wrought delineation of a young woman's first experience with romantic love

Origin and Etymology of delineation

see delineate


First Known Use: 1570



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