"delineation" Definition

  1. n. The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as, the delineation of a scene or face; in drawing and engraving, representation by means of lines, as distinguished from representation by means of tints and shades; accurate and minute representation, as distinguished from art that is careless of details, or subordinates them excessively.
  2. n. A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words.

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Position in dictionary: 25526 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "delineation": 1
Words that end with "delineation": 2
Words that contain "delineation": 2
Next words in dictionary: delineator, delineatory, delineature, delinition, delinquencies, delinquency, delinquent, delinquently, deliquate, deliquation
Previous words in dictionary: delineating, delineated, delineate, delineament, delineable, deline, delimitation, delimit, delilah, delightsome

English Dictionary Definition of delineation

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