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dɪˌlɪn iˈeɪ ʃənde·lin·eation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisationnoun

    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 drawingnoun

    a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects

  3. depiction, delineation, portrayalnoun

    representation by drawing or painting etc


  1. delineationnoun

    The act of delineating; depiction

  2. delineationnoun

    An image of the outline of an object

  3. delineationnoun

    A graphic verbal description

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Delineationnoun

    The first draught of a thing.

    Etymology: delineatio, Latin.

    In the orthographical schemes there should be a true delineation, and the just dimensions of each face, and of what things belong to it. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. delineation

    Delineation is the process of describing, outlining, mapping or specifying something in accurate detail. It often refers to the defining and marking of boundaries or characteristics of a concept, process, or object.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delineationnoun

    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. Delineationnoun

    a delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delineation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delineation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of delineation in a Sentence

  1. Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey:

    Only a novel"... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.

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  • Dismas Maingi Kamunzyu
    Dismas Maingi Kamunzyu
    is called sketch description in words. or act of outlining or representing something with lines or words
    LikeReply6 years ago

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