representation in image form, as in a painting or illustration: Picasso's painting Guernica is an accurate depiction of the horrors of war.
representation or characterization in words: Mark Twain's letters are a clear depiction of his life and times.
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How to use depiction in a sentence
“We prove that the depiction of military in the media is always better with veterans,” reads their website.The Right-Wing Crusade Against KStew: How Fear Factories Like Breitbart and Fox Distort News | Marlow Stern | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Next door in Romania, a historical figure nicknamed Vlad the Impaler inspired the first mainstream depiction of a vampire.
I would cringe the same way you would if I felt [the depiction was problematic].
Dovlatov lived for a long time in Leningrad and gave a loving depiction of it, but nbsp;there is no street named for him there.
Black wore a hat with his surname, the A formed by a depiction of the African continent.
The elevation in the drawing you have indicated as "A" is a depiction of what?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
He has pages of clear depiction, even of satire, but the sentimentalist is always lurking just round the corner.Instigations | Ezra Pound
I should like the reader to note how complete is Mr. Eliot's depiction of our contemporary condition.Instigations | Ezra Pound
But this slight defect is more than atoned for by the power shown in the depiction of character.Essays on Modern Novelists | William Lyon Phelps
Each letter is to give an absolutely faithful account of her life, with a perfectly truthful depiction of her real character.Essays on Modern Novelists | William Lyon Phelps