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

Translation of outline in Italian:


  • 3 (general plan, synopsis)
    (of plan, policy, reasons)
    linee (feminine plural) generali, punti (masculine plural) essenziali
    (of essay)
    (more structured)
    to describe a plan in broad outline
    descrivere un progetto a grandi linee
    to give a brief outline of a plan
    presentare un progetto a grandi linee
    in outline, the rules are… “An Outline of World History” (title)
    “Lineamenti di storia mondiale”

transitive verb

  • 1 (give general summary of)
    descrivere a grandi linee
    (aims, motives, reasons)
    (plan, solution)

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