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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

ChatGPT

  1. depiction

    Depiction is a representation or portrayal of someone or something in art, literature, film, or other creative medium. It involves presenting a person, object, or situation in a particular way, whether realistic or abstract, through various forms of expression.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depictionnoun

    a painting or depicting; a representation

  2. Etymology: [L. depictio.]

Wikidata

  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. 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.

  3. Jonathan Karl:

    The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the president's supporters, all Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the president's political opponents.

  4. White House:

    We agree with the chief of the Capitol Police and the wide range of bipartisan lawmakers who have condemned this false depiction of the unprecedented, violent attack on our Constitution and the rule of law – which cost police officers their lives, we also agree with what Fox News’s own attorneys and executives have now repeatedly stressed in multiple courts of law: That Tucker Carlson is not credible.

  5. Jonathan Karl:

    The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the President's supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami. All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the President's political opponents, we have previously told the President The President rhetoric could incite violence. Now we call on him and everybody associated with this conference to denounce this video and affirm that violence has no place in our society.

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