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delineate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delineate  \De*lin"e*ate\,  a.  [L.  delineatus  p.  p.  of  delineare 
  to  delineate;  de-  +  lineare  to  draw,  fr  linea  line  See 
  {Line}.] 
  Delineated;  portrayed.  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delineate  \De*lin"e*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Delineated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Delineating}.] 
  1.  To  indicate  by  lines  drawn  in  the  form  or  figure  of  to 
  represent  by  sketch,  design,  or  diagram;  to  sketch  out  to 
  portray;  to  picture;  in  drawing  and  engraving,  to 
  represent  in  lines,  as  with  the  pen,  pencil,  or  graver; 
  hence  to  represent  with  accuracy  and  minuteness.  See 
  {Delineation}. 
 
  Adventurous  to  delineate  nature's  form  --Akenside. 
 
  2.  To  portray  to  the  mind  or  understanding  by  words  to  set 
  forth;  to  describe. 
 
  Customs  or  habits  delineated  with  great  accuracy. 
  --Walpole. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delineate 
  adj  :  represented  accurately  or  precisely"  [syn:  {delineated},  {represented}] 
  [ant:  {undelineated}] 
  v  1:  delineate  the  form  or  outline  of:  "The  tree  was  clearly 
  defined  by  the  light";  "The  camera  could  define  the 
  smallest  object"  [syn:  {define}] 
  2:  determine  the  essential  quality  of  [syn:  {specify},  {define}, 
  {delimit},  {delimitate}] 
  3:  trace  the  shape  of  [syn:  {limn},  {outline}] 
  4:  make  a  mark  or  lines  on  a  surface;  "draw  a  line";  "draw  the 
  outlines  of  a  figure  in  the  sand";  "trace  an  animal  shape" 
  [syn:  {trace},  {draw},  {line},  {outline},  {describe}] 
  5:  describe  in  vivid  detail 




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