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Definition of 'outline'


  1. the line that appears to bound an object
       Synonyms: lineation
  2. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
       Synonyms: synopsis abstract precis
  3. a schematic or preliminary plan
       Synonyms: schema scheme


  1. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas"
       Synonyms: sketch adumbrate
  2. draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"
       Synonyms: draft
  3. trace the shape of
       Synonyms: delineate limn

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