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English definition of “delineate”

delineate

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈlɪn.i.eɪt/ formal us  
to describe or mark the edge of something: The main characters are clearly delineated in the first chapter. The boundary of the car park is delineated by a low brick wall.Defining and explaining
delineation
noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˌlɪn.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
Defining and explaining
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