Definitions for delineationdɪˌlɪn iˈeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•lin•e•a•tiondɪˌlɪn iˈeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of delineating.

  2. a chart or diagram; sketch; rough draft.

  3. a description.

Origin of delineation:

1560–70; < LL

de•lin′e•a`tive-ˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation(noun)

    a graphic or vivid verbal description

    "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

  2. delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing(noun)

    a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects

  3. depiction, delineation, portrayal(noun)

    representation by drawing or painting etc


  1. delineation(Noun)

    The act of delineating; depiction

  2. delineation(Noun)

    An image of the outline of an object

  3. delineation(Noun)

    A graphic verbal description

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delineation(noun)

    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. Delineation(noun)

    a delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words

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