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tr.v. de·lin·e·at·ed, de·lin·e·at·ing, de·lin·e·ates
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).
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(dɪˌlɪn iˈeɪ ʃən)
1. the act or process of delineating.
2. a chart or diagram; sketch; rough draft.
3. a description.
[1560–70; < Late Latin]
de•lin′e•a`tive (-ˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv) adj.
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|Noun||1.||delineation - 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"|
epithet - descriptive word or phrase
|2.||delineation - a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects|
animalization - a depiction in the form of an animal
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
|3.||delineation - representation by drawing or painting etc|
portraiture - the activity of making portraits