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de·lin·e·ate

 (dĭ-lĭn′ē-āt′)
tr.v. de·lin·e·at·ed, de·lin·e·at·ing, de·lin·e·ates
1.
a. To draw or depict: "In black and white wash, he delineated the gnarled roots of a tree" (Sally Holmes Holtze).
b. To describe or characterize in words: "the specter of the bored and isolated housewife, which Friedan delineated so brilliantly" (Mary V. Dearborn).
2.
a. To mark, form, or show the outline or border of: The police delineated the crime scene with yellow tape. A hedge delineates one plot of land from the other.
b. To establish the position of (a border): The treaty delineates the border between Spanish and American territory.
c. To show or contain a distinguishing characteristic of; distinguish: "The first game ... delineated the differences between the two teams" (Stuart Miller).

[Latin dēlīneāre, dēlīneāt- : dē-, de- + līnea, line, thread; see line1.]

de·lin′e·a′tion n.
de·lin′e·a′tive adj.
de·lin′e·a′tor n.
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delineate

(dɪˈlɪnɪˌeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to trace the shape or outline of; sketch
2. to represent pictorially, as by making a chart or diagram; depict
3. to portray in words, esp with detail and precision; describe
[C16: from Latin dēlīneāre to sketch out, from līnea line1]
deˈlineable adj
deˌlineˈation n
deˈlineative adj
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de•lin•e•ate

(dɪˈlɪn iˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to trace the outline of; represent pictorially.
2. to portray in words; describe with precision.
[1550–60; < Latin dēlīneātus, past participle of dēlīneāre=- de- + līneāre to mark with lines]
de•lin′e•a•ble (-ə bəl) adj.
de•lin′e•a`tor, n.
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delineate


Past participle: delineated
Gerund: delineating

Imperative
delineate
delineate
Present
I delineate
you delineate
he/she/it delineates
we delineate
you delineate
they delineate
Preterite
I delineated
you delineated
he/she/it delineated
we delineated
you delineated
they delineated
Present Continuous
I am delineating
you are delineating
he/she/it is delineating
we are delineating
you are delineating
they are delineating
Present Perfect
I have delineated
you have delineated
he/she/it has delineated
we have delineated
you have delineated
they have delineated
Past Continuous
I was delineating
you were delineating
he/she/it was delineating
we were delineating
you were delineating
they were delineating
Past Perfect
I had delineated
you had delineated
he/she/it had delineated
we had delineated
you had delineated
they had delineated
Future
I will delineate
you will delineate
he/she/it will delineate
we will delineate
you will delineate
they will delineate
Future Perfect
I will have delineated
you will have delineated
he/she/it will have delineated
we will have delineated
you will have delineated
they will have delineated
Future Continuous
I will be delineating
you will be delineating
he/she/it will be delineating
we will be delineating
you will be delineating
they will be delineating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been delineating
you have been delineating
he/she/it has been delineating
we have been delineating
you have been delineating
they have been delineating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been delineating
you will have been delineating
he/she/it will have been delineating
we will have been delineating
you will have been delineating
they will have been delineating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been delineating
you had been delineating
he/she/it had been delineating
we had been delineating
you had been delineating
they had been delineating
Conditional
I would delineate
you would delineate
he/she/it would delineate
we would delineate
you would delineate
they would delineate
Past Conditional
I would have delineated
you would have delineated
he/she/it would have delineated
we would have delineated
you would have delineated
they would have delineated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.delineate - show the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
2.delineate - determine the essential quality of
determine - fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; "the tree determines the border of the property"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
redefine - give a new or different definition to; "She redefined his duties"
3.delineate - trace the shape of
lipstick - form by tracing with lipstick; "The clown had lipsticked circles on his cheeks"
contour - form the contours of
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
4.delineate - make a mark or lines on a surfacedelineate - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
construct - draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; "construct an equilateral triangle"
inscribe - draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
circumscribe - draw a line around; "He drew a circle around the points"
circumscribe - to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
draw - engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
5.delineate - describe in vivid detail
describe, depict, draw - give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
Adj.1.delineate - represented accurately or precisely
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delineate

verb
1. outline, describe, draw, picture, paint, chart, trace, portray, sketch, render, depict, characterize, map out The relationship between Church and State was delineated in a formal agreement.
2. determine, define, chart, map out a settlement to delineate the border
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delineate

verb
To present a lifelike image of:
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Translations

delineate

[dɪˈlɪnɪeɪt] VT
1. (= draw) [+ outline] → delinear, trazar
2. (= describe) [+ character] → describir, pintar; [+ plans] → trazar
3. (= delimit) → definir
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delineate

[dɪˈlɪnieɪt] vt
(= define) → définir
(= depict) [+ person, situation] → décrire
(= draw) [+ line] → tracer, esquisser; [+ border] → définir
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delineate

vt (= draw)skizzieren; boundary, bordereinzeichnen; (= describe)beschreiben, darstellen
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delineate

[dɪˈlɪnɪˌeɪt] vt (frm) → delineare
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The experience of ages, with the continued and combined labors of the most enlightened legislatures and jurists, has been equally unsuccessful in delineating the several objects and limits of different codes of laws and different tribunals of justice.
The convention, in delineating the boundary between the federal and State jurisdictions, must have experienced the full effect of them all.
As his character will be gradually unfolded in the course of my narrative, I shall for the present content myself with delineating his personal appearance.
In accordance with Schedule 1 of the said Order and Rule 6 of Order 48 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981, Lacranvey Limited attach to this notice a plan of the premises delineating: - (a) the parts or parts thereof in which intoxicating liquor is to be sold; and (b) the extent of the premises which are to be extended, used or demolished.
Delineating and demarcating the border is only the first step, however.
The UAE will tomorrow sign an official border agreement with Oman, delineating land stretching from east of Oqaidat to Al Daara, on the Arabian Gulf.A list of final geographical co-ordinates and detailed maps will be signed off at the event in Muscat.
She begins by examining the process of evaluation of newspaper discourse, delineating the idea of "news" and placing it in context, explains the concept of delineating evaluation, and proposes a new theory of evaluation.
In a competent semi-voiced presentation, reader Byrne switches between the voice of Violet in her old age and straight narration, delineating the characters and moving the plot along well.
Jefferson's Western Explorations: Discoveries Made In Exploring The Missouri, Red River, And Washita presents a historical reproduction of the document delineating President Thomas Jefferson's 1806 "Message from the President", a summary of not only the Lewis and Clark expedition, but of other expeditions of the time.
Meticulously delineating ideas point by point, Moral and Political Philosophy grounds itself in a thorough understanding of all facets of human nature, and forming frameworks of reference with which to confront the toughest ethical problems, whether in the medical practice or the halls of government.
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