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Definition of Delineate

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describe, draw, sketch
Delineate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To portray to the mind or understanding by words; to set forth; to describe.
  
(v. t.)
To indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to represent by sketch, design, or diagram; to sketch out; to portray; to picture; in drawing and engraving, to represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver; hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. See Delineation.
  
(a.)
Delineated; portrayed.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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delineate
\de*lin"e*ate\ (?), a. [l. delineatus, p. p. of delineare to delineate; de- + lineare to draw, fr. linea line. see line.] delineated; portrayed. [r.]
delineate
\de*lin"e*ate\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. delineated; p. pr. & vb. n. delineating.]
1. to indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to represent by sketch, design, or diagram; to sketch out; to portray; to picture; in drawing and engraving, to represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver; hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. see delineation. adventurous to delineate nature's form.
2. to portray to the mind or understanding by words; to set forth; to describe. customs or habits delineated with great accuracy.
delineate
adj : represented accurately or precisely" [syn: delineated, represented]
[ant: undelineated] v

1. delineate the form or outline of: "the tree was clearly defined by the light"; "the camera could define the smallest object" [syn: define]


2. determine the essential quality of [syn: specify, define, delimit, delimitate]


3. trace the shape of [syn: limn, outline]


4. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: trace, draw, line, outline, describe]


5. describe in vivid detail

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
To represent by sketch or diagram.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Arlunio = v. to delineate
Darlunio = v. to portray, to delineate, to represent
Dylunio = v. to delineate
Prydn = v. to delineate, to poetise
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
(a) trace the outline or form of,sketch; hence, to draw, depict.
(b) describe, depict in words.
delineare (mark out, sketch), from linea (a line)
portray ;depict ;sketch ;describe ***He is weakest when he attempts to delineate character.
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. delineate the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
(synonym) define
(hypernym) show
(derivation) delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing
2. determine the essential quality of
(synonym) specify, define, delimit, delimitate
(hypernym) be
(hyponym) determine
(derivation) word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation
3. trace the shape of
(synonym) limn, outline
(hypernym) draw
(hyponym) lipstick
(derivation) delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing
4. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
(synonym) trace, draw, line, describe
(hypernym) mark
(hyponym) construct
(verb-group) draw
(derivation) delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing
5. describe in vivid detail
(hypernym) describe, depict, draw
(derivation) word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation

Adjective
1. represented accurately or precisely
(synonym) delineated, represented
(similar) depicted, pictured, portrayed
Delineate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Outline may refer to:
  • Outline drawing, a sketch depicting the outer edges of a person or object, without interior details or shading.
  • Outline (list), a document summary, in hierarchical list format. A type of tree structure.
  • Outline typeface, in typography
  • Outline, the representation of a word in shorthand
  • The Outline, an experimental band from Los Angeles, CA

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Delineate Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) To draw or trace the outline of; sketch; identify; (2) To represent pictorially; depict.