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

 por·trai·ture /ˈportrəˌʧʊr, ˈpɔr, ʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Por·trai·ture n.
 1. A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model.
 For, by the image of my cause, I see
 The portraiture of his.   --Shak.
    Divinity maketh the love of ourselves the pattern; the love of our neighbors but the portraiture.   --Bacon.
 2. Pictures, collectively; painting. [Obs.]
 3. The art or practice of making portraits.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Por·trai·ture, v. t. To represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a word picture of a person's appearance and character [syn:
           portrayal, portrait]
      2: the activity of making portraits