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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·lin·ea·tion /dɪˌlɪniˈeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lin·e·a·tion n.
 1. The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as, the delineation of a scene or face; 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.
 2. A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words.
    Their softest delineations of female beauty.   --W. Irving.
 Syn: -- Sketch; portrait; outline. See Sketch.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the
           narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the
           author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland";
           "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of
           famous Vermonters" [syn: word picture, word-painting,
            depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation]
      2: a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects [syn: depiction,
          limning, line drawing]
      3: representation by drawing or painting etc [syn: depiction,