[ dih-lin-ee-ey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act or process of delineating.

  2. a chart or diagram; sketch; rough draft.

  1. a description.

Origin of delineation

1560–70; <Late Latin dēlīneātiōn- (stem of dēlīneātiō) a sketch, equivalent to Latin dēlīneāt(us) (see delineate) + -iōn--ion

Other words from delineation

  • 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

Words Nearby delineation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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