depiction

A depiction is a true representation of something, like the depiction of life as a Jewish teenager in hiding during World War II in Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl."

The word depiction comes from the Latin word for "painting or description," depictionem. If a portrait really looks like you, it's a good depiction — the painter or photographer has done a great job. Another way to give a depiction of an experience is to tell or write about it in so much detail that it's like your audience is really there. Actors who portray real people work hard to make their depictions as true as they can.

Definitions of depiction
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n representation by drawing, painting, etc.

Synonyms:
delineation, portrayal
Types:
portraiture
the activity of making portraits
Type of:
pictorial representation, picturing
visual representation as by photography or painting

n a representation by picture or portraiture

Synonyms:
depicting, portrayal, portraying
Types:
mirror
a faithful depiction or reflection
Type of:
representational process
any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else

n a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects

Synonyms:
delineation, limning, line drawing
Types:
animalization
a depiction in the form of an animal
Type of:
drawing
a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

n a graphic or vivid verbal description

Synonyms:
characterisation, characterization, delineation, picture, word picture, word-painting
Types:
epithet
descriptive word or phrase
portrait, portraiture, portrayal
a word picture of a person's appearance and character
Type of:
description, verbal description
a statement that represents something in words

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