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Depiction   /dɪpˈɪkʃən/   Listen

A graphic or vivid verbal description.  Synonyms: characterisation, characterization, delineation, picture, word-painting, word picture.  "The author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland" , "The pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
A representation by picture or portraiture.  Synonyms: depicting, portrayal, portraying.
A drawing of the outlines of forms or objects.  Synonyms: delineation, limning, line drawing.
Representation by drawing or painting etc.  Synonyms: delineation, portrayal.

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"Depiction" Quotes from Famous Books

... history and in the depiction of historical periods and characters is revealed through his fondness for historical reading in preference to fiction, and through his other historical writings. Even in the hilarious, youthful days in San Francisco, Paine reports that ...
— 1601 - Conversation as it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors • Mark Twain

... the morality of their sex. All these changes, and many more having a similar effect and significance, are occurring with amazing rapidity, and the stated results are already visible to even the blindest observation. In accurate depiction of the new order of things conjecture fails, but so much we know: the woman-superstition has already received its death ...
— The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays - 1909 • Ambrose Bierce

... pictorial composition the same quality is employed to emphasize the story to be told or the character of the arrangement used by the painter. Then it is called "line." This quality of design is not to be confused with "action," which is the depiction of a figure in motion, as shown in ...
— Applied Design for Printers - Typographic Technical Series for Apprentices #43 • Harry Lawrence Gage

Words linked to "Depiction" :   picturing, epithet, description, depict, pictorial representation, portraiture, mirror, representational process, verbal description, drawing, animalization, portrait, characterisation

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