Meaning of delineate

de•lin•e•ate

Pronunciation: (di-lin'ē-āt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; represent pictorially: He delineated the state of Texas on the map with a red pencil.
  2. to portray in words; describe or outline with precision: In her speech she delineated the city plan with great care.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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