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British English: /ˈaʊtlʌɪn/
American English: /ˈaʊtˌlaɪn/

Translation of outline in French:


  • 3 (general plan, synopsis) (of plan, policy, reasons)
    idée (f)
    bref exposé (m)
    (of essay) (sketchy) ébauche (f)
    (more structured) plan (m)
    to describe a plan in broad outline
    décrire un projet dans ses grandes lignes or à gros traits
    to give a brief outline of a plan
    présenter un projet dans ses grandes lignes
    in outline, the rules are…
    en gros or grosso modo, les règles sont…
    ‘An Outline of World History’ (title)
    ‘Éléments (mpl) de l'histoire du monde’
  • 4 (in shorthand)
    sténogramme (m)

transitive verb

  • 1 (give general summary of)
    exposer brièvement (aims, motives, reasons)
    donner un aperçu de, présenter [quelque chose] dans ses grandes lignes (plan, solution)
  • 2 (draw round, delineate)
    souligner le contour de (eye, picture) (in, with en)
    to be outlined against the sky
    se découper sur le ciel
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