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Noun delineation has 3 senses
  1. word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation - a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
    --1 is a kind of description, verbal description
    --1 has particulars: epithet; portrayal, portraiture, portrait
    Derived forms: verb delineate2, verb delineate5
  2. delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing - a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
    --2 is a kind of drawing
    --2 has particulars: animalization
    Derived forms: verb delineate1, verb delineate3, verb delineate4
  3. depiction, delineation, portrayal - representation by drawing or painting etc
    --3 is a kind of pictorial representation, picturing
    --3 has particulars: portraiture
    Derived forms: verb delineate1, verb delineate3, verb delineate4
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