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drawing

[draw-ing] /ˈdrɔ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that draws.
2.
a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color.
3.
a sketch, plan, or design, especially one made with pen, pencil, or crayon.
4.
the art or technique of making these.
5.
something decided by drawing lots; lottery.
6.
the selection, or time of selection, of the winning chance or chances sold by lottery or raffle.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see draw, -ing1
Related forms
self-drawing, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self drawing

drawing

/ˈdrɔːɪŋ/
noun
1.
a picture or plan made by means of lines on a surface, esp one made with a pencil or pen without the use of colour
2.
a sketch, plan, or outline
3.
the art of making drawings; draughtsmanship
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Word Origin and History for self drawing

drawing

n.

c.1300, "a pulling," in various senses, verbal noun from draw (v.). The "picture-making" sense is from 1520s; of the picture itself from 1660s. Drawing board is from 1725; used in figurative expression from mid-20c.

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