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delineation

[dih-lin-ee-ey-shuh n] /dɪˌlɪn iˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of delineating.
2.
a chart or diagram; sketch; rough draft.
3.
a description.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Late Latin dēlīneātiōn- (stem of dēlīneātiō) a sketch, equivalent to Latin dēlīneāt(us) (see delineate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
delineative
[dih-lin-ee-ey-tiv, -ee-uh-tiv] /dɪˈlɪn iˌeɪ tɪv, -i ə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nondelineation, noun
nondelineative, adjective
predelineation, noun
undelineative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for undelineative
delineation
1560s, from L. delineationem, noun of action from delineare (see delineate).
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