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Meaning of DEPICTION

Pronunciation:  dup'ikshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  representation by drawing or painting etc
  2. [n]  a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
  3. [n]  a representation by picture or portraiture
  4. [n]  a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

DEPICTION is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: characterisation, characterization, delineation, delineation, delineation, depicting, limning, line drawing, picture, portrayal, portrayal, portraying, word picture, word-painting
 See Also: animalization, description, drawing, epithet, mirror, pictorial representation, picturing, portrait, portraiture, portraiture, portrayal, representational process, verbal description



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*pic"tion\, n. [L. depictio.]
A painting or depicting; a representation.

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