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[ UK /dɪlɪnˈiːʃən/ ]
[ US /dɪˌɫɪniˈeɪʃən/ ]
  1. a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
  2. a graphic or vivid verbal description
    too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
    the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters
    the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
  3. representation by drawing or painting etc
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How To Use delineation In A Sentence

  • The delicate delineations of each square of metal leaf create subtle patterns.
  • Smooth gradients typically work better than sharp delineations of color.
  • Your Honour referred to the Workplace Relations Act as being a significant departure from history in terms of the delineation between conciliation and arbitration.
  • In proportion to the amount of actual projection from the background, of course the necessity diminishes for that kind of foreshortening which is obtained by delineation. Wood-Carving Design and Workmanship
  • At its best, landscape painting is not, in Henry Fuseli's words, ‘the tame delineation of a given spot’; not what Baudelaire decried as ‘Nature unpurified and unexplained by the imagination’.
  • Our cover list is not a perfect delineation of popularity.
  • Linework follows the presence of várzea habitats along these rivers according to IBGE and the eastern delineation is the confluence of the Japurá with the Solimões Rivers. Solimões-Japurá moist forest
  • Butler applied Microgravity and gradient techniques to the detection and delineation of shallow sub-surface cavities and tunnels.
  • Delineation of species has traditionally been based on morphological characteristics, especially macroconidium ontogeny, and species have been named based on host association.
  • Walker, who has devoted considerable attention to the delineation of the syndrome, notes that the ‘battered woman syndrome is considered a subcategory of the generic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’.
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