Definitions for delineationdɪˌlɪn iˈeɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•lin•e•a•tiondɪˌlɪn iˈeɪ ʃən(n.)
the act or process of delineating.
a chart or diagram; sketch; rough draft.
Origin of delineation:
1560–70; < LL
de•lin′e•a`tive-ˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv(adj.)
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"
delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing(noun)
a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
depiction, delineation, portrayal(noun)
representation by drawing or painting etc
The act of delineating; depiction
An image of the outline of an object
A graphic verbal description
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
a delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words