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English definition of “picture”

picture

noun [C/U] (DESCRIPTION)   /ˈpɪk·tʃər/
a description of a situation, or the situation itself: [C] Do news reports give an accurate picture of events? [U] They’re looking at individuals and not at the overall picture. [U] Don’t say any more – I get the picture (= understand the situation). [U] Marilyn’s mother more or less stayed out of the picture (= was not involved). To paint a picture is to describe a situation: [C] The statistics do not paint an optimistic picture.
(Definition of picture noun (DESCRIPTION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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