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English definition of “picture”

picture

noun (IDEA)    /ˈpɪk.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
B2 [S] (an idea of) a situation : After watching the news , I had a clearer picture of what was happening . The picture emerging in reports from the battlefield is one of complete confusion .Situations and circumstances [S] a situation described in a particular way: figurative The experts are painting a gloomy / brighter / rosy picture of the state of the economy .Situations and circumstances
(Definition of picture noun (IDEA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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