Outline

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Definition

to outline (something): to define, to describe; to recapitulate, to summarize; to design, to draw (something)
verb
I've outlined last year's sales figures on the first page of the report. I've written a short summary of all the sales figures for you.

an outline: a profile, a border, a contour, a silhouette; a summary, a synopsis
noun
Our professor gave us an outline of our course in Russian literature. It was a short description of the topics covered.

Examples

  • "They outline a few of the points I'd like to discuss with you during my stay in China."
  • "They outline a few of the points I was hoping to discuss with you during my stay in China."
  • "From what I understand about your company, I believe that Delavigne might be interested in other production services beyond the glass bottles you outlined in your faxes."
  • "From what I understand about your company, I believe you might be interested in other production services beyond the glass bottles you outlined in your faxes."
  • "It outlines the rules of conduct in the workplace."
  • "I have a handbook which I will provide for your study during our interview (yes, there will be an interview for final-stage candidates) that outlines all of my more particular requests."
  • "It outlines our projected earnings for the quarter and offers a comprehensive listing of our new overseas prospects."

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