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Noun
A general description or plan showing the essential features of something but without the detail
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“The show functions as an outline of Picasso's vision of the past and his insight into the future of art and human life.”
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A line, or set of lines, enclosing or indicating the shape of an object in a sketch or diagram
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“Students were asked to sketch an outline of their favorite animal.”
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The object or goal of something
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The outside limit of an object, area, or surface
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A document, usually a book, that explains the basic facts about a particular subject
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The storyline of a narrative work
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A mark impressed on a surface
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The reporting of news, especially by an eyewitness
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The line at which the earth and sky meet, horizon
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Aide-mémoire
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A list of things or matters to do or attend to
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Paper stating beliefs
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A symbol or word used to represent an operation, instruction, concept, or object
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A travel document recording a route or journey
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A condition or requirement in a legal document
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To give a summary of
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“Giorgio, could you briefly outline your thoughts on how the pyramids were allegedly built by aliens?”
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To draw, trace, or define the outer edge or shape of
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“Constellations were groupings of stars that were thought to outline the shape of something, usually with mythological significance.”
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To give an account of
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To represent in a particular style
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To estimate the value of something
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To foreshadow vaguely
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To form a ring or circle around
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To arrive at an answer through logic
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Adjective
Not thorough or detailed
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Cut or shortened, especially of a literary work
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Arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later
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