Definition of delineation in English:


Syllabification: de·lin·e·a·tion
Pronunciation: /diˈlinēˌāSHən


  • 1The action of describing or portraying something precisely: the artist’s exquisite delineation of costume and jewelry
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    • Smooth gradients typically work better than sharp delineations of color.
    • In their place would come themes, ending the rigid delineation of topics.
    • Our cover list is not a perfect delineation of popularity.
  • 2The action of indicating the exact position of a border or boundary: the eventual delineation of the border between the two states
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    • Eight metres down, I notice a sharp delineation in the water.
    • The final delineation of the frontier was a compromise more favorable to the Manchus than to the Russians.
    • The delineation of built-up areas will define the areas where countryside policies apply.

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