Definition of “delineate” - English Dictionary

“delineate” in British English

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delineateverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈlɪn.i.eɪt/ us /dɪˈlɪn.i.eɪt/ formal

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.
delineation
noun [ C or U ] uk /dɪˌlɪn.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /dɪˌlɪn.iˈeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “delineate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“delineate” in American English

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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, including details:

The constitution carefully delineates the duties of the treasurer’s office.

(Definition of “delineate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)