What does the word delineation mean?

Usage examples for delineation

  1. These, together with the copies taken in 1849 by afternoon sunlight, and consequently the shadows thrown in the reverse direction, ought to ensure for me a correct delineation, saving and except those letters that are defaced by the action of weather during fifteen centuries, or across which small cracks have been made by the same cause. – Byeways in Palestine by James Finn
  2. This work established Miss Roberts's reputation as a writer of unrivalled excellence in this province, which demands a union of quick and acute discernment with the faculty of vivid and graphic delineation. – Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay by Miss Emma Roberts