Definition of Delineation

1. Noun. A graphic or vivid verbal description. "The pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"




2. Noun. A drawing of the outlines of forms or objects.
Exact synonyms: Depiction, Limning, Line Drawing
Specialized synonyms: Animalization
Generic synonyms: Drawing
Derivative terms: Delineate, Delineate, Delineate

3. Noun. Representation by drawing or painting etc.
Exact synonyms: Depiction, Portrayal
Generic synonyms: Pictorial Representation, Picturing
Specialized synonyms: Portraiture
Derivative terms: Delineate, Delineate, Delineate, Depict, Portray

Definition of Delineation

1. n. The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as, the delineation of a scene or face; in drawing and engraving, representation by means of lines, as distinguished from representation by means of tints and shades; accurate and minute representation, as distinguished from art that is careless of details, or subordinates them excessively.

Definition of Delineation

1. Noun. The act of delineating; depiction ¹

2. Noun. (arts) An image of the outline of an object ¹

3. Noun. A graphic verbal description ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delineation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Delineation

1. 1. The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as, the delineation of a scene or face; in drawing and engraving, representation by means of lines, as distinguished from representation by means of tints shades; accurate and minute representation, as distinguished from art that is careless of details, or subordinates them excessively. 2. A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words. "Their softest delineations of female beauty." (W. Irving) Synonym: Sketch, portrait, outline. See Sketch. Origin: L. Delineatio: cf. F. Delineation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Delineation

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1. The Manual of the Art of Fiction: Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1918)
"Indirect delineation: 1. By Speech; 2. By Action; 3. By Effect on other Characters; 4. By Environment. Characters Should Be Worth Knowing. ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1798)
"564 and 565 ; and we have now to mention two volumes of intercalary matter, which he offers to the purchasers of his Theoretical and Practical delineation ..."

3. The Methodist Review (1842)
"delineation of Roman Catholicism, drawn from the authentic and acknowledged Standards of the Church of Rome; namely, her Creeds, Catechisms, Decisions of ..."

4. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"In the delineation of her female characters—Mrs. Thorburn, Evelyn, and Isabel—the authoress has been very successful. The gentle goodness of the first, ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1891)
"... Priestley (with exhibition of engraved portraits of contemporaries), by Dr. H. Carrington Bolton. II.—Apparatus for the delineation of Curved Surfaces ..."

6. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt, Elise C. Otté (1856)
"... of raising the contemplation of nature to a more elevated point of view, would be defeated, and this delineation of nature would appear to lose its most ..."

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