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de·pic·tion

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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. depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayalnoun

    a representation by picture or portraiture

  3. delineation, depiction, limning, line drawingnoun

    a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects

  4. depiction, delineation, portrayalnoun

    representation by drawing or painting etc

Wiktionary

  1. depictionnoun

    a lifelike image of something, either verbal or visual

  2. depictionnoun

    a drawing or painting

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depictionnoun

    a painting or depicting; a representation

  2. Etymology: [L. depictio.]

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  1. Depiction

    Depiction is a form of non-verbal representation in which two-dimensional images are regarded as viable substitutes for things seen, remembered or imagined. Basically, a picture maps an object to a two-dimensional scheme or picture plane. Pictures are made with various materials and techniques, such as painting, drawing, or prints mosaics, tapestries, stained glass, and collages of unusual and disparate elements. Occasionally pictures may occur in simple inkblots, accidental stains, peculiar clouds or a glimpse of the moon, but these are special cases. Sculpture and performances are sometimes said to depict but this arises where depiction is taken to include all reference that is not linguistic or notational. The bulk of research in depiction however deals only in pictures. While sculpture and performance clearly represent or refer, they do not strictly picture their objects. Pictures may be factual or fictional, literal or metaphorical, realistic or idealised and in various combination. Idealised depiction is also termed schematic or stylised and extends to icons, diagrams and maps. Classes or styles of picture may abstract their objects by degrees, conversely, establish degrees of the concrete. Stylisation can lead to the fully abstract picture, where reference is only to conditions for a picture plane – a severe exercise in self-reference and ultimately a sub-set of pattern.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depiction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depiction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of depiction in a Sentence

  1. Khaled Abo El Hamd:

    These masks show high craftsmanship in Sculpture and depiction of the features of its owners.

  2. Hisham Fageeh:

    A city like Jeddah gives a really fresh image on how people should see Saudi Arabia and it's a very honest depiction.

  3. Jason Wahler:

    I had everything in society the depiction was amazing -- I had money ; I had fame ; I had cars ; I had access and all this stuff, but I would be at my house -- at my own party with a couple hundred people -- in the bathroom, snorting cocaine and walk out with a beer and pretend everything was okay, in reality everything was so miserable, and I could n’t figure out why because I had everything everyone was trying to get.

  4. Eric Garcetti:

    I don’t think that ‘Night at the Museum’ was an accurate depiction of what happens when the lights go down at the Museum of Natural History, but it still could get people excited about history, i hope ‘San Andreas’ will be a good popcorn thriller that awakens people about the importance of getting prepared for the big quake that is long overdue to happen.

  5. An Education:

    The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) strives to ensure the Civil Rights Data Collection(CRDC) data are an accurate and comprehensive depiction of student access to educational opportunities in school districts, for the 2021-22 CRDC, OCR will continue to collect data on the number of documented incidents of offenses committed by school staff, including rape or attempted rape, and sexual assault.These are data the CRDC has collected since 2015-16.We propose retiring data on the number of allegations made against school staff to reduce burden and duplication of data.This is a proposal and OCR welcomes feedbackon this proposal from the public during the 60-day comment period.

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