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Definition of outline:

  1. A sketch composed of such lines; the delineation of a figure without shading.
  2. Fig.: A sketch of any scheme; a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, course of thought, etc.; as, the outline of a speech.
  3. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; as, to outline an argument or a campaign.
  4. In art: A line drawn by pencil, pen, graver, or the like, by which the boundary of a figure is indicated.
  5. The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour.
  6. To draw the outline of.


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