Definition of delineate:
- Delineated; portrayed.
- To indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to represent by sketch, design, or diagram; to sketch out; to portray; to picture; in drawing and engraving, to represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver; hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. See Delineation.
- To portray to the mind or understanding by words; to set forth; to describe.
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- "The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings", John Abercrombie.
As to the law of criminal proceeding, my labour will be very easy; for on that subject an English lawyer, if he were to delineate the model of perfection, would find that, with few exceptions, he had transcribed the institutions of his own country.- "A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations", James Mackintosh.
- "The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'", Thomas Orchard.