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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Delineator (Surv) A perambulator which records distances and delineates a profile, as of a road.
    • Delineator One who, or that which, delineates; a sketcher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n delineator One who delineates or sketches, either pictorially or verbally.
    • n delineator Specifically A tailors' pattern, made so as to expand in certain directions to correspond to the varying sizes of the garments.
    • n delineator A surveying instrument on wheels, which, on being moved over the ground, records the distance traversed and delineates the slopes or profile of the country; a perambulator.
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  • Maxwell Maltz
    “Begin to imagine what the desirable outcome would be like. Go over these mental pictures and delineate details and refinements. Play them over and over to yourself.”


In literature:

In that school, the youth of expectation, such as I have delineated, was reared and educated by the most eminent genius of the times.
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
The annexed plate represents a small animal of the opossum kind, which has not before been delineated.
"The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay" by Arthur Phillip
Her character is always blackened so as to make it difficult to delineate.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
Who can delineate it worthily?
"Washington's Birthday" by Various
The primitive manners, modes of life, forms of expression, are all historically delineated.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
But the Sutta Pitaka is an attempt to delineate a personality as well as to record a doctrine.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
He holds that poetry is the delineation of the deeper and more secret workings of human emotion.
"John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works" by Herbert Spencer, Henry Fawcett, Frederic Harrison and Other Distinguished Authors
In delineating this species of character, unfortunately not extinct in our own days, we do not hold it up to ridicule, but to reprehension.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
The Chronicle of the Villani is a treasure-house of clear and accurate delineations rather than of profound analysis.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
They seemed to have six legs, which were not visible in this I have here delineated, by reason they were drawn under its body.
"Micrographia" by Robert Hooke
A remarkable exhibition was the one that showed that an aptitude for delineation is the same as adjustment.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
He heightens the brilliancy of his delineation by the deep shadows of mistakes and indiscretion upon Jesus' part.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
Delineation of a Commonwealth.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
To you, it would be more than unnecessary for me to undertake a general delineation of the functions of the office to which you are appointed.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
But it is as the delineator of immensity and secret horror that Blake by his temperament was pre-eminent.
"Essays" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Froude had moreover a great talent for the delineation of character.
"The Age of Tennyson" by Hugh Walker
The habits of a painter eminently tended to vivify and make exact her father's conceptions and delineations of visible objects.
"Ormond, Volume I (of 3)" by Charles Brockden Brown
His power of delineation never fails him.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
It was full of action, but without any true delineation of character.
"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
His Parson Adams might have been a trifle more happily delineated; we see its error in the after-type, Pangloss.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 64 No. 396 October 1848" by Various

In news:

Apparently, your posture needs to be perfect while doing housework… At least according to an article from The Delineator circa 1920.
A consolidated amended complaint in the class action filed over underpaid digital royalties by several heritage acts against Universal Music Group gives the most complete delineation yet of the plaintiffs' case.
Deline, 48, was charged with second degree menacing, first degree criminal contempt and criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use it at 7:36 am, according to state police.
Delineator bounces back when hit.
A photographer and identical twin tells the intimately delineated, raw story of her beloved sister's overdose on heroin and untimely death at age 28 in 2006.
"Public policy suggests we should interpret this more narrowly than proposed by the majority," Hur said, later adding that his colleagues on the commission "did not provide a clear basis for how official misconduct is delineated.
There was a monstrous moon at White Ledge Camp that night, its beams delineating the soft sandstone ledges in this bend of the river.
Past the foyer, the dining room is delineated by columns on the right.
It quickly became clear that one option was a picture of the island of Manhattan taken from the air, showing the clear delineation of lights on and off in different parts of the city.
T2-weighted Myocardial Imaging Should Not Delineate Area at Risk.
Automated Delineation of Individual Tree Crowns from Lidar Data by Multi-Scale Analysis and Segmentation.
The landscape would have been delineated by ecological and agricultural regions and the foods that flourished there.
State to delineate sport fish, game fish.
Back when Roper began at SAIC, each top official's duties were clearly delineated.
Hawaii's delineation between Democrats and Republicans is nominal.

In science:

It is known that intrinsic variables (Cepheids, Miras, RR Lyrae stars, etc.) occupy fairly well-delineated regions of the color-magnitude diagram.
Sigma One
This SRS is designed with real-world objects in mind, and relies heavily on use cases to explain the various functions associated with those objects. A list of specific functional requirements follows each section in order to delineate exactly what needs to be done by the programmer.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Relative to this reference, the inclusion of viscosity slows the growth but does not change the domain of instability which is still delineated by the vanishing of the isentropic sound speed vs .
Spinodal phase separation in relativistic nuclear collisions
Hammah R. E. and Curran J. H., Fuzzy cluster algorithm for the automatic delineation of joint sets, Int. J.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
The conceptual problems delineated in the previous section led Isham, D¨oring and Butterfield to search for a reformulation of quantum theory that is more realist3 than the existing one.
Review of the Topos Approach to Quantum Theory
As will be delineated in the following, in the topos approach to quantum theory, both of these conditions are relaxed, leading to what Isham, Butterfield and D¨oring called a neo-realist theory.
Review of the Topos Approach to Quantum Theory
In the following section we will give a very brief outline of topos theory, delineating only a few aspects of the theory that will be used later in this paper.
Review of the Topos Approach to Quantum Theory
For future reference the dotted line represents the time of recombination, the large dot an observer, and the dashed lines delineate the volume in which the future lightcone of an event intersects but does not entirely cover the surface of last scattering.
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
Integrating the differential volume element (3.9) within the regions delineated above is rather It is therefore convenient to introduce some simplifying approximations.
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
We also delineate with precision how these subgroups cover the ambient group.
Cartan subgroups of groups definable in o-minimal structures
Kauffmann delineated) with radius (see also the different point sizes in Fig. 7 and Fig. 9).
The drivers of AGN activity in galaxy clusters: AGN fraction as a function of mass and environment
To best delineate the different RGB and SGB sequences, we plot only about half of the stars.
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources
Among relativistic theories of gravitation the closest ones to general relativity are the scalar-tensor ones and these with Lagrangians being any function f (R) of the curvature scalar. A complete chart of relationships between these theories and general relativity can be delineated.
Universality of Einstein's General Relativity
It is possible to electrostatically modulate this spin splitting by applying a transverse potential using lithographically delineated gate contacts.
A Self Assembled Nanoelectronic Quantum Computer Based on the Rashba Effect in Quantum Dots
Within the shock wave one can delineate three distinct zones with substantial changes of level populations ni due to radiative bound –bound transitions that lead to the appreciable emiss ion of spectral line radiation.
The structure of radiative shock waves. V. Hydrogen emission lines