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  • IPA(key): /diːlɪniˈeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


delineation (countable and uncountable, plural delineations)

  1. The act of delineating; depiction.
  2. (art) An image of the outline of an object.
  3. A graphic verbal description.
    • 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XVII, in Francesca Carrara. [], volume II, London: Richard Bentley, [], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 190:
      After all, the English hostel owes much of its charms to Chaucer; our associations are of his haunting pictures—his delicate Lady Prioress, his comely young squire, with their pleasant interchange of tale and legend, rise upon the mind's eye in all the fascination of his vivid delineations.


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