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  • adj. Not having been depicted.

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  • adj. not pictured


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un- +‎ depicted


  • Images themselves take a back seat, as in Blitt's cartoon where what is actually visible is dependent on something undepicted: knowledge of the magazine's politics.

    Barry Blitt and controversial cartoons « Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog

  • This is a problem sometimes characterised as “undepicted action” or “telling instead of showing.”

    2008 March « Exile on Ninth Street

  • Whatever is unnamed, undepicted in images, whatever is omitted from biography, censored in collections of letters, whatever is misnamed as something else, made difficult-to-come-by, whatever is buried in the memory by the collapse of meaning under an inadequate or lying language—this will become, not merely unspoken, but unspeakable.

    Isn’t it good we have men to tell us what to do

  • The “Venus” figure represents a nude woman with the maternal attributes grossly exagger - ated, while the facial features are undepicted; the figure holds a bison's horn in the right hand.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • For starters, the entire first chapter is devoted to an act that, not unsurprisingly, goes undepicted in Jackson's movie, a literary moment of ugliness that sets the table for the redemptive tale that makes up the rest of the book.

    Evening Mail news round-up


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