delineation delineation  /dɪ ˌlɪ ni ˈeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a graphic or vivid verbal description
  2. (n) a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
  3. (n) representation by drawing or painting etc


  1. What makes High Sierra something more than a Grade B melodrama is its sensitive delineation of Gangster Earle's character.
  2. The evocation of Alexandria in singing, interpolated paragraphs has more reality than the delineation of the principal characters.
  3. Within ministries, the delineation goes even further.


  1. Lundin probes Johan Sverdrup northeastern potential

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The semisubmersible Bredford Dolphin has spudded Lundin Norway’s latest delineation well on the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North Sea.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Offshore Magazine

  2. KSK Copper Project Update

    Kalimantan Gold Corporation Limited is pleased to announce further drill results from its ongoing delineation and scout drilling programs at Beruang
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. More than a Chosen One or a Big Three

    The box score offered no delineation about a Big Three or a Chosen One.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel


  1. "Our federation in a sense is a train wreck in that what's happened over the last 100 years has been that there's been an incremental movement of power to a central federal government," Mr Beattie said. "There is no clear delineation in many...
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Peter Beattie Source: Hawkesbury Independent

  2. "There's a thin delineation between an act and real life," Mandel says. "There was a girl chewing on a light bulb, her smile darkened by blood. It didn't look real at first. I thought this must be an act. But then she was on her way to the...
    on May 31, 2010 By: Howie Mandel Source: USA Today

  3. "Human embryonic stem cells have enormous potential in medicine due to their ability to become all of the cell types of the human body," said Michael West, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of BioTime. "A careful delineation of markers of...
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Michael D. West Source: Business Wire (press release)

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