delineative

delineation

[dih-lin-ee-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of delineating.
2.
a chart or diagram; sketch; rough draft.
3.
a description.

Origin:
1560–70; < Late Latin dēlīneātiōn- (stem of dēlīneātiō) a sketch, equivalent to Latin dēlīneāt(us) (see delineate) + -iōn- -ion

delineative [dih-lin-ee-ey-tiv, -ee-uh-tiv] , adjective
nondelineation, noun
nondelineative, adjective
predelineation, noun
undelineative, 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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delineation
1560s, from L. delineationem, noun of action from delineare (see delineate).
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