[ verb ] describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
"sketch the outline of the book" "outline his ideas"
Used in print(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
The credit provdied by the first two services in the system outlined above is primarily for general agricultural purposes .(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
We then outline the theory of the interaction of paramagnetic dipoles with nuclei and show that the theory is in excellent agreement with experiment .
[ noun ] the line that appears to bound an object
Used in print(Mr. America, 4:6...)
The dumbbell variation develops a most classically sculptured outline to the pecs .(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
Its thick , substantial outline calmed me .
[ noun ] (writing) a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
Used in print(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
In the following sketch we shall present a brief outline of his life and let him as_much_as_possible speak_for himself .(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
Even beginning students in linguistics are made familiar with an appreciable variety of consonant_systems , both in their general outlines and in many specific details .