delineate delineate  /dɪ ˈlɪ ni ˌeɪt/


  1. (v) show the form or outline of
  2. (v) determine the essential quality of
  3. (v) trace the shape of
  4. (v) make a mark or lines on a surface
  5. (v) describe in vivid detail
  6. (adj) represented accurately or precisely


Derived Word(s)


  1. It is often not possible to delineate the various stages in a software development life cycle because more often than not there is an overlap between the stages.
  2. There is no way to delineate the time when the corruption trickle became a torrent in the organization; one thing led to another and before anyone knew the rot had firmly settled.
  3. After the platoon commander delineated his plans to his platoon, they became clear about the task at hand.


  1. Woulfe Mining Provides Corporate Update

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 24, 2013) - Woulfe Mining Corp. ("Woulfe" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WOF)(OTCQX:WFEMF)(FRANKFURT:OZ4) advises that Nathan Goodman has resigned from its board of directors. The Company will need to raise a considerable amount of capital to rectify its current financial position, further delineate its mineral resource model and determine a work ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. CGG starts 3D seismic survey offshore Western Australia

    The 2,386-sq km (921-sq mi) program covers permit WA-482-P survey in the northern Carnarvon basin. The data will help delineate leads and other prospects identified on previous 2D and 3D seismic data, which are currently being reprocessed.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Offshore Magazine


  1. "I think there will be efforts to look at further ways to delineate areas available for drilling," said Hoyer.
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Steny Hoyer Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In defense of tobacco, fellow physicist Fred Singer, who also worked to discredit the science of ozone depletion and acid rain, wrote, "If we do not carefully delineate the government's role in regulating [danger], there is essentially no limit to...
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: Fred Singer Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The NBA has always been head and shoulder above," Attles said. "And you've got to delineate even further back to the individuals who hired people who look like me. Mr. (Franklin) Mieuli. Red Auerbach. The owner who hired Lenny Wilkins. The...
    on Jan 17, 2010 By: Al Attles Source: San Jose Mercury News

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propriety propriety
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