de lineate

delineate

[dih-lin-ee-eyt]
verb (used with object), delineated, delineating.
1.
to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; represent pictorially: He delineated the state of Texas on the map with a red pencil.
2.
to portray in words; describe or outline with precision: In her speech she delineated the city plan with great care.

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin dēlīneātus, equivalent to dē- de- + līneātus lineate

delineable [dih-lin-ee-uh-buhl] , adjective
predelineate, verb (used with object), predelineated, predelineating.
undelineable, adjective
undelineated, adjective
well-delineated, adjective
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delineate (dɪˈlɪnɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to trace the shape or outline of; sketch
2.  to represent pictorially, as by making a chart or diagram; depict
3.  to portray in words, esp with detail and precision; describe
 
[C16: from Latin dēlīneāre to sketch out, from līnealine1]
 
de'lineable
 
adj
 
deline'ation
 
n
 
de'lineative
 
adj

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delineate
1550s, from L. delineatus, pp. of delineare, from de- "completely" + lineare "draw lines," from linea "line" (see line (n.)).
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