- 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.
- an act or instance of depicting.
Related Words for depictionpicture, sketch, likeness, image, illustration, representation, portrayal, drawing, delineation, outline, presentment, portraiture
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Contemporary Examples of depiction
“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
October 16, 2014
I would cringe the same way you would if I felt [the depiction was problematic].The TV Superhero Guru Behind ‘The Flash’
October 6, 2014
Black wore a hat with his surname, the A formed by a depiction of the African continent.Michael Brown's Hometown Is Under Occupation
August 13, 2014
On the easel sits a depiction of sun shining through trees, illuminating the grass below.This Is Where George W. Bush Paints
July 11, 2014
Lerman further noted that this cinematic trope is not limited to the depiction of inner cities or black people.Can ‘Belle’ End Hollywood’s Obsession with the White Savior?
May 4, 2014
Historical Examples of depiction
Exactitude marks her time, her scene and her depiction of passions and emotions.Why we should read
S. P. B. Mais
Photography is shown to be the one radical advance in depiction since art began.Inventors at Work
They are too hollow and immaterial to appear even as a depiction of form.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
But the method of depiction is very different from that of Tolstoi.The Forerunners
The depiction of evil in due proportion and with such limitations belongs to the accurate representation of human character.
1680s, from French depiction, from Late Latin depictionem (nominative depictio) "painting, description," noun of action from Latin depictus (see depict).