The proper term used in astrology for the reading of a horoscope. 'Reading' carries the connotation of fortune telling, which seems so much more fallible than what it is: the interpretation of lines, numbers, angles, and heavenly bodies.

De*lin`e*a"tion (?), n. [L. delineatio: cf. F. d'elin'eation.]


The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as, the delineation of a scene or face; in drawing and engraving, representation by means of lines, as distinguished from representation by means of tints shades; accurate and minute representation, as distinguished from art that is careless of details, or subordinates them excessively.


A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words.

Their softest delineations of female beauty. W. Irving.

Syn. -- Sketch; portrait; outline. See Sketch.


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