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[dih-pik-shuh n] /dɪˈpɪk ʃən/
representation in image form, as in a painting or illustration:
Picasso's painting Guernica is an accurate depiction of the horrors of war.
representation or characterization in words:
Mark Twain's letters are a clear depiction of his life and times.
an act or instance of depicting. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • The pictorial depiction and shift from pyramid to kite is indeed scary.
  • My husband is picky about shoes and clothes, so this may not be an accurate depiction of the shoes.
  • Everyone has seen a depiction of hypnosis similar to this one in movies and on television.
  • The mystical gun and the depiction of how it's used is wonderfully drawn.
  • Less than three months later, that depiction looks almost comically awry.
  • Despite her reputed powers of seduction, there is no reliable depiction of her face.
Word Origin and History for depiction

1680s, from French depiction, from Late Latin depictionem (nominative depictio) "painting, description," noun of action from Latin depictus (see depict).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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