the act or process of delineating.
a chart or diagram; sketch; rough draft.
- de·lin·e·a·tive [dih-lin-ee-ey-tiv, -ee-uh-tiv], /dɪˈlɪn iˌeɪ tɪv, -i ə tɪv/, adjective
- non·de·lin·e·a·tion, noun
- non·de·lin·e·a·tive, adjective
- pre·de·lin·e·a·tion, noun
- un·de·lin·e·a·tive, adjective
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How to use delineation in a sentence
It blends uncomfortably with the cavern wall, as the sharp delineation between body and surrounding is still beyond the mapping tool’s capabilities.Robotic cartographers created these colorful cave maps | Kelsey D. Atherton | February 3, 2022 | Popular-Science
The “wavefront” is the delineation between one type of organization and the next.These sophisticated bacteria communities assemble in tie-dye formation | Maggie Galloway | January 11, 2022 | Popular-Science
Our daily activity hinged on the repeated description — description, elaboration, and delineation — of matters that were, outside, generally subject to euphemism and elision.Barack Obama’s summer reading pick ‘Intimacies’ is an unsettling novel about moral dilemmas | Ron Charles | July 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Lifted and unlifted kids generally don’t mix, and this is just one of many sinister delineations between a new breed of haves and have-nots.In ‘Klara and the Sun,’ We Glimpse an Eerie Future Through the Eyes of a Robot | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | March 24, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The real function of NFTs is to create a clear delineation between ordinary creators and consumers of online content and those privileged enough to be paid to produce content or claim to own “authentic” work.NFTs Explained: What They Are and Why They’re Selling for Millions of Dollars | Luke Heemsbergen | March 5, 2021 | Singularity Hub
delineation of the current U.S. obesity epidemic has been one of the main accomplishments of the CDC over the last decade.CDC Researchers Find Lower Mortality Rates Among Overweight People | Kent Sepkowitz | January 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nor are these defects compensated by any high degree of merit in the delineation of the characters.
Nay, as including these services and others, though as different from each of them, they give its delineation.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Such were among the great elegiac poets of Rome, who were generally devoted to the delineation of the passion of love.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
The style is stilted, and there is no attempt at delineation of character.Mary Wollstonecraft | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
After a correct delineation of the character of the deceased, he described the closing scene of his life.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2) | Timothy East