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(名词) 
Definition
a general explanation or description of something, which does not give all the details
There follows an outline of the survey findings.
同义词
summary
Here's a summary of the day's news.
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résumé
I will leave you a résumé of his speech.
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abstract
If you want to submit a paper, you must supply an abstract.
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summing-up
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digest
a regular digest of environmental statistics
,
rundown
Here's a rundown of the options.
,
compendium
His book is a delightful compendium of miscellaneous knowledge.
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main features
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synopsis
For each title there is a brief synopsis of the book.
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rough idea
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précis
a nine-page précis of the manuscript
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bare facts
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thumbnail sketch
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recapitulation
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abridgment
The issue of abridgment is in the author's hands.
(名词) 
Definition
a drawing showing only the external lines of an object
an outline of a plan to reduce the country's national debt
同义词
draft
I rewrote his first draft.
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plan
Draw a plan of the garden.
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drawing
She did a drawing of me.
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frame
He supplied housebuilders with modern timber frames.
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tracing
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rough
Editors are always saying that the roughs are better.
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framework
wooden shelves on a steel framework
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sketch
I had a basic sketch of a plan.
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skeleton
a skeleton of policy guidelines
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layout
He tried to recall the layout of the farmhouse.
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delineation
His razor-sharp delineation of ordinary life.
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preliminary form
(名词) 
Definition
the general shape of something, esp. when only the profile and not the details are visible
She could see only the hazy outline of the trees.
同义词
shape
the shapes of the trees against the sky
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form
She saw the form of a person coming towards her.
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figure
A figure appeared in the doorway.
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profile
His handsome profile was turned away from us.
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silhouette
the dark silhouette of the castle ruins
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configuration
The flow of water follows the configuration of the rock strata.
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contour(s)
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lineament(s)
(动词) 
Definition
to give the main features or general idea of (something)
The methods outlined in this book are only suggestions.
同义词
summarize
To summarize, this is a clever approach to a common problem.
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draft
He drafted a standard letter.
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plan
I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
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trace
I traced the course of the river on the map.
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sketch (in)
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sum up
When the judge summed up it was clear he wanted a guilty verdict.
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encapsulate
His ideas were later encapsulated in his book.
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rough out
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(动词) 
Definition
to show the general shape of an object but not its details, as light does coming from behind an object
The building was a beautiful sight, outlined against the starry sky.
同义词
silhouette
firefighters silhouetted against the burning wreckage
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delineate
The relationship between Church and State was delineated in a formal agreement.

其他同义词

in the sense of abridgment
The issue of abridgment is in the author's hands.
in the sense of abstract
Definition
a summary
If you want to submit a paper, you must supply an abstract.
in the sense of compendium
Definition
a concise but comprehensive summary
His book is a delightful compendium of miscellaneous knowledge.

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