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

 out·line /ˈaʊtˌlaɪn/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 外形; 輪廓; 綱要; 框

From: Network Terminology

 外形 綱要 輪廓

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Out·line n.
 1. (a) The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour. (b) In art: A line drawn by pencil, pen, graver, or the like, by which the boundary of a figure is indicated. (c) A sketch composed of such lines; the delineation of a figure without shading.
    Painters, by their outlines, colors, lights, and shadows, represent the same in their pictures.   --Dryden.
 2. Fig.: A sketch of any scheme; a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, discourse, course of thought, etc.; as, the outline of a speech.
 But that larger grief . . .
 Is given in outline and no more.   --Tennyson.
 Syn: -- Sketch; draught; delineation. See Sketch.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Out·line, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Outlined p. pr. & vb. n. Outlining.]
 1. To draw the outline of.
 2. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; to create a general framework of (a plan, system, discourse, course of thought), for which the details need to be added; as, to outline an argument or a campaign.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the line that appears to bound an object [syn: lineation]
      2: a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or
         theory [syn: synopsis, abstract, precis]
      3: a schematic or preliminary plan [syn: schema, scheme]
      v 1: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or
           summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline
           his ideas" [syn: sketch, adumbrate]
      2: draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"
         [syn: draft]
      3: trace the shape of [syn: delineate, limn]