depiction depiction  /dɪ ˈpɪk ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. If we are to succeed from here on out, black, white and brown must melt into a brilliant depiction of red, white and blue.
  2. That's because Islam forbids any visual depiction of the Prophet, even benign ones.

News

  1. Film Review: At Any Price

    At Any Price | C There is a difference between drama and dilemma. Unfortunately, director/co-writer Ramin Bahrani confuses the two. While his farmland melodrama is notably detailed in its depiction of rural life and, in many ways, skillfully directed, his screenplay — co-written with Hallie Elizabeth Newton — indulges in contrived father-son soap opera and clumsily inserted social messaging. At ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Detroit Metro Times

  2. Army ROTC program grooms officers, grows leaders

    Michael Dzwoniarek knows the exact moment he made up his mind. It was a magazine cover that did it. Not long after 9/11, an intense Newsweek depiction of the Green Berets in Afghanistan resonated with the then-young Torrance native — and stayed with him ever since.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: UC Newsroom

  3. Hollywood Howls in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

    It's sex, drugs and swindle in Hollywood's latest depiction of Wall Street as the capital of villainy.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNBC

Quotes

  1. "You know, Lorne, I just don't think it's a realistic depiction of the way my press conferences would have gone," Palin said.
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Juror Quentin Tarantino described the film, starring Melissa Leo and Misty Upham, as "a wonderful depiction of poverty in America."
    on Jan 26, 2008 By: Quentin Tarantino Source: Inside Bay Area

  3. "What we see all over our TV screens today originated in large part in that movie," film historian Leonard Maltin told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. "It was a novelty then, deglamorizing Hollywood's depiction of crime-solving, taking it...
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: Leonard Maltin Source: Washington Post

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