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English definition of “outline”

outline

noun [C] (SHAPE)    /ˈaʊt.laɪn/
C2 the main shape or edge of something, without any details : She drew the outline of the boat and then coloured it in.Patterns and shapes in outline as a shape with an edge but without any details : The mountain was visible only in outline as the light faded .Patterns and shapes
(Definition of outline noun (SHAPE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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