What does delineation mean?

Definitions for delineationdɪˌlɪn iˈeɪ ʃən

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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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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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