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English definition of “depiction”


noun [C or U]     /dɪˈpɪk.ʃən/
the way that something is represented or shown : The painter's depictions of the horror of war won her a worldwide reputation . I disapprove of the depiction of violence on television .Representation in art and in general
(Definition of depiction noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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