What does depiction mean?

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de·pic·tion

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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. depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayal(noun)

    a representation by picture or portraiture

  3. delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing(noun)

    a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects

  4. depiction, delineation, portrayal(noun)

    representation by drawing or painting etc

Wiktionary

  1. depiction(Noun)

    a lifelike image of something, either verbal or visual

  2. depiction(Noun)

    a drawing or painting

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depiction(noun)

    a painting or depicting; a representation

    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. Dee Barnes:

    I didn't want to see a depiction of me getting beat up, just like I didn't want to see a depiction of Dre beating up Michel'le. ... But what should have been addressed is that it occurred.

  2. 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.

  3. Natalee Holloway:

    I am proud of the work and depiction of the show, and even though it was n’t the outcome we had all hoped for, I am glad the world was able to get an inside look of what any father would do if there was even the slightest chance of finding his missing child.

  4. 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.

  5. Bill Miller:

    This theory accepts that the Darwinism that is fundamentally based on entire organisms in competition with each other is incomplete, the real narrative that really counts is unseen to our eyes. You have two moose locking horns over a female. It seems like that is the full depiction of the story of evolution, right there. It’s really just a side show. The real narrative is immunology, the cellular dynamics within the organisms, the collaborative relationships between all of our cells. These cells have their own cognitive capacity, with the linkages and partnerships between microbes.

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