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outline

noun [C]  /ˈɑʊtˌlɑɪn/ us  

outline noun [C] (STATEMENT)

a statement of the main facts, ideas, or items: The House approved the broad outlines of the president’s budget.

outline noun [C] (LINE)

a line or lines showing the main shape of something: She drew the outline of a face.
outline
verb [T]  /ˈɑʊtˌlɑɪn/ us  
I’ve outlined my research paper and begun writing the first draft.
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