depiction

[dih-pik-shuhn]
noun
1.
representation in image form, as in a painting or illustration: Picasso's painting Guernica is an accurate depiction of the horrors of war.
2.
representation or characterization in words: Mark Twain's letters are a clear depiction of his life and times.
3.
an act or instance of depicting.
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depict (dɪˈpɪkt)
 
vb
1.  to represent by or as by drawing, sculpture, painting, etc; delineate; portray
2.  to represent in words; describe
 
[C17: from Latin dēpingere, from pingere to paint]
 
de'picter
 
n
 
de'pictor
 
n
 
de'piction
 
n
 
de'pictive
 
adj

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Example sentences
Any depiction of this new educational world certainly calls for many, many
  shades of gray.
Thank you for that surely ironic depiction of demonizing your political enemies.
The result is two images, which are combined to create a more precise depiction
  of the tissue.
Each generation holds a mirror to its own depiction of style.
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