[ US /ˈaʊtˌɫaɪn/ ]
[ UK /ˈa‍ʊtla‍ɪn/ ]
  1. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
  2. a schematic or preliminary plan
  3. the line that appears to bound an object
  1. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch the outline of the book
    outline his ideas
  2. trace the shape of
  3. draw up an outline or sketch for something
    draft a speech
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How To Use outline In A Sentence

  • MASANGO PETROS M NOTTINGHAM RD FARM 20061016 confessed by outline shoot Lucky Mlangeni o.b.o. rustic MASSETT ANDRE M 2OO80628 ARTIST CULLINAN SMALLHOLDING Archive 2009-12-01
  • Their readings have roots in and derive their stimulus from historical and political schema of dissent outlined in the biblical narratives.
  • The operculum illustrated by Reed does not match in outline the conch, and is here considered to be a different taxon.
  • The course leader outlined the programme we would be following.
  • When equipped with the full unit, a patient sees a display of phosphenes, which looks, as the Wall Street Journal put it, like ‘the light-bulb array of a stadium scoreboard,’ and which approximates - very roughly - the outlines of objects.
  • She also outlined another misconception that could explain the suspicion research nurses often encounter among other nurses.
  • The politician gave a broad outline of his proposals.
  • The report included structure diagrams for each type of local authority based on the outlines shown in Figs 5.1 and 5.2.
  • Klimt's tentative chalk and pencil strokes do little more than outline and emphasize the foreshortened legs, buttocks and genitalia of his subjects, their scrawled lifelessness compromising the images' erotic impact. Modernism's Austrian Rebels
  • Present-day economic, social and political conditions are identified and an outline description of their origins is attempted.
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