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Synonyms of outline in English:


  • 1 he could see the rectangular outline of the building
    silhouette, profile, figure, shape, contour, form, line, lineaments, delineation;
    configuration, perimeter, circumference, tracing, layout, framework, skeleton, diagram, sketch, artist's impression
  • 2 the statement gives an outline of public expenditure for each department
    rough idea, thumbnail sketch, (quick) rundown, abbreviated version, summary, synopsis, résumé, precis, abridgement, abstract, reduction, digest;
    epitome, essence, storyline, storyboard, main points, gist, bones, bare bones, skeleton, draft, plan, sketch, scheme
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  • 1 she could see the budgie outlined against the sky
    silhouette, define, demarcate, delimit, mark off;
    sketch, delineate, trace, pencil
  • 2 students can apply some of the techniques outlined in this chapter
    rough out, sketch out, block out, indicate, touch on, draft, give a thumbnail sketch of, give a rough idea of, give a quick rundown on, summarize, precis
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