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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of delineating; depiction
  • n. An image of the outline of an object
  • n. A graphic verbal description

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; ; 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.
  • n. A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of delineating; the act of representing, portraying, or depicting.
  • n. Representation, whether pictorially or in words; sketch; description.
  • n. Synonyms Sketch, etc. (see outline,n.); drawing, draft, portrait; account, description.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
  • n. representation by drawing or painting etc
  • n. a graphic or vivid verbal description

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