Definitions for delineatedɪˈlɪn iˌeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•lin•e•atedɪˈlɪn iˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
to trace the outline of; represent pictorially.
to portray in words; describe with precision.
Origin of delineate:
1550–60; < L dēlīneātus, ptp. of dēlīneāre=dē- de - +līneāre to mark with lines
delineated, represented, delineate(verb)
represented accurately or precisely
show the form or outline of
"The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate(verb)
determine the essential quality of
delineate, limn, outline(verb)
trace the shape of
trace, draw, line, describe, delineate(verb)
make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
describe in vivid detail
To sketch out, draw or trace an outline.
To depict, represent with pictures.
To describe or depict with words or gestures.
To outline or mark out.
Origin: From delineatus, past participle of delineo, from de- + linea
to indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to represent by sketch, design, or diagram; to sketch out; to portray; to picture; in drawing and engraving, to represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver; hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. See Delineation
to portray to the mind or understanding by words; to set forth; to describe
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