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de·pict

 (dĭ-pĭkt′)
tr.v. de·pict·ed, de·pict·ing, de·picts
1. To represent in a picture or sculpture: Each page's border has designs that depict forest animals.
2. To represent in words; describe: stories that depict life on the frontier.

[Middle English depicten, from Latin dēpingere, dēpict- : dē-, de- + pingere, to picture; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]

de·pic′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depiction - a graphic or vivid verbal descriptiondepiction - 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"
description, verbal description - a statement that represents something in words
epithet - descriptive word or phrase
portrait, portraiture, portrayal - a word picture of a person's appearance and character
2.depiction - a representation by picture or portraituredepiction - a representation by picture or portraiture
representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
mirror - a faithful depiction or reflection; "the best mirror is an old friend"
3.depiction - a drawing of the outlines of forms or objectsdepiction - 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"
4.depiction - representation by drawing or painting etc
pictorial representation, picturing - visual representation as by photography or painting
portraiture - the activity of making portraits

depiction

noun
1. picture, drawing, image, outline, illustration, sketch, likeness, delineation The vase has a depiction of a man playing a lyre.
2. representation, description, portrait, illustration, sketch, portrayal the depiction of socialists as Utopian dreamers

depiction

noun
The act or process of describing in lifelike imagery:
Translations

depiction

[dɪˈpɪkʃən] N (in picture) → representación f; (in writing) → descripción f

depiction

[dɪˈpɪkʃən] n
(= portrayal) (in picture)représentation f
(= representation) (in words)description f

depiction

nDarstellung f; (in words also) → Beschreibung f

depiction

[dɪˈpɪkʃn] n (in picture) → rappresentazione f; (in words) → descrizione f
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