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delineateverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈlɪn.i.eɪt/ formal
to ​describe or ​mark the ​edge of something: The ​maincharacters are ​clearly delineated in the first ​chapter. The ​boundary of the ​carpark is delineated by a ​lowbrickwall.
delineation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /dɪˌlɪn.iˈeɪ.ʃən/
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delineateverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈlɪn·iˌeɪt/
  • delineate verb [T] (SHOW BORDER)

to ​mark the ​border of something: The ​boundary of the ​park is delineated by a ​row of ​trees.
  • delineate verb [T] (DESCRIBE)

to ​describe something ​completely, ​includingdetails: The ​constitutioncarefully delineates the duties of the treasurer’s ​office.
(Definition of delineate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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