Depiction De*pic"tion, n. [L. depictio.] A painting or depicting; a representation. [1913 Webster]

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  • depiction — UK [dɪˈpɪkʃ(ə)n] / US [dɪˈpɪkʃən] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms depiction : singular depiction plural depictions a description of something using words or pictures graphic depictions of war …   English dictionary

  • depiction — depict ► VERB 1) represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form. 2) portray in words. DERIVATIVES depiction noun. ORIGIN Latin depingere, from pingere to paint …   English terms dictionary

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