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DEPICTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does depiction mean? 

DEPICTION (noun)
  The noun DEPICTION has 4 senses:

1. a graphic or vivid verbal description
2. a representation by picture or portraiture
3. a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
4. representation by drawing or painting etc

  Familiarity information: DEPICTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPICTION (noun)


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Meaning:

A graphic or vivid verbal description

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

characterisation; characterization; delineation; depiction; word picture; word-painting; picture

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("depiction" is a kind of...):

description; verbal description (a statement that represents something in words)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "depiction"):

epithet (descriptive word or phrase)

portrait; portraiture; portrayal (a word picture of a person's appearance and character)


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Meaning:

A representation by picture or portraiture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

depicting; portraying; depiction; portrayal

Hypernyms ("depiction" is a kind of...):

representational process (any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "depiction"):

mirror (a faithful depiction or reflection)


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Meaning:

A drawing of the outlines of forms or objects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

line drawing; limning; delineation; depiction

Hypernyms ("depiction" is a kind of...):

drawing (a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "depiction"):

animalization (a depiction in the form of an animal)


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Meaning:

Representation by drawing or painting etc

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

delineation; depiction; portrayal

Hypernyms ("depiction" is a kind of...):

pictorial representation; picturing (visual representation as by photography or painting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "depiction"):

portraiture (the activity of making portraits)


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