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English Dictionary: delineate by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
delineate
adj
  1. represented accurately or precisely [syn: delineated, represented, delineate]
    Antonym(s): undelineated
v
  1. show the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
    Synonym(s): define, delineate
  2. determine the essential quality of
    Synonym(s): specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate
  3. trace the shape of
    Synonym(s): delineate, limn, outline
  4. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
    Synonym(s): trace, draw, line, describe, delineate
  5. describe in vivid detail
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Delineate \De*lin"e*ate\, a. [L. delineatus, p. p. of delineare
      to delineate; de- + lineare to draw, fr. linea line. See
      {Line}.]
      Delineated; portrayed. [R.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Delineate \De*lin"e*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delineated}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Delineating}.]
      1. To indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to
            represent by sketch, design, or diagram; to sketch out; to
            portray; to picture; in drawing and engraving, to
            represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver;
            hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. See
            {Delineation}.
  
                     Adventurous to delineate nature's form. --Akenside.
  
      2. To portray to the mind or understanding by words; to set
            forth; to describe.
  
                     Customs or habits delineated with great accuracy.
                                                                              --Walpole.
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