[ US /dɪˈɫɪniˌeɪt/ ]
[ UK /dɪlˈɪniːt/ ]
  1. determine the essential quality of
  2. show the form or outline of
    The tree was clearly defined by the light
    The camera could define the smallest object
  3. trace the shape of
  4. make a mark or lines on a surface
    draw a line
    trace the outline of a figure in the sand
  5. describe in vivid detail
  1. represented accurately or precisely
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How To Use delineate In A Sentence

  • The geographical results were fruitful; the Ross Sea, the Admiralty Range and the Great Ice Barrier were discovered and some eight hundred miles of Antarctic coastline were broadly delineated. The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
  • Our objectives need to be precisely delineated.
  • I want to be careful to delineate the areas, as my report will be read by -' A knock at the door interrupted her. DALE BROWN'S DREAMLAND (5) STRIKE ZONE
  • Every day it advances and delineates the independent attitude of the international working class, in contradistinction to other social classes, to every major political development.
  • I like a transparent whellote, is he gave me thellos whellote paper delineate colorful bright - colored patterns.
  • Here, too, he delineates his subject through a series of paradoxes: do English charivari and Skimmington rides represent punishment or celebration?
  • A theorem is proved that delineates criteria for the radii of the annulus of the zeros in the complex plane of the generating function for factorial moments as it applies to high-energy charged-hadron multiproduction.
  • Fine, delicate black lines delineate androgynous figures, heads turned heavenward, mouths open.
  • Acutely sensitive to vulnerability, he delineated unassertive fortitude with steady expertise. Times, Sunday Times
  • I have discovered that on these, the boundaries of hereditaments were often carelessly delineated and only outlined with coloured crayon.
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