[ dih-pik-shuhn ]
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  1. representation in image form, as in a painting or illustration: Picasso's painting Guernica is an accurate depiction of the horrors of war.

  2. representation or characterization in words: Mark Twain's letters are a clear depiction of his life and times.

  1. an act or instance of depicting.

Origin of depiction

First recorded in 1625–35; from Latin dēpictiōn-, stem of dēpictiō “portrayal,” equivalent to dēpict(us), past participle of dēpingere “to portray” + -iō -ion

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

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