Delineation

Definition of Delineation

De`lin`e`a´tion
n.1.The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as, the delineation of a scene or face; in drawing and engraving, representation by means of lines, as distinguished from representation by means of tints and shades; accurate and minute representation, as distinguished from art that is careless of details, or subordinates them excessively.
2.A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words.
Their softest delineations of female beauty.
- W. Irving.

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