depiction

noun
de·​pic·​tion | \di-ˈpik-shən, dē-\
plural depictions

Definition of depiction 

: a representation in words or images of someone or something The book is fascinating in its depiction of the country's early history. The first part of the book … is a depiction of the nearly lost world of a North American hunter-gatherer community.— Timothy Egan The late Vermont artist Stephen Huneck made works that are instantly recognizable—bright, accessible, folky depictions of dogs enjoying themselves.— James Heflin By comparison with the depiction of domesticity in such 1950s staples as The Donna Reed Show and Ozzie and Harriet, the portrait of family life on The Dick Van Dyke Show, the emblematic sitcom of the early 1960s, seemed staggering in its sheer smartness and casual elegance.— Bruce Bawer

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1688, in the meaning defined above

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depiction

noun
de·​pic·​tion | \di-ˈpik-shən\

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1 : a representation of something using a picture

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