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  • nounplan, sketch
  • nounform, tracing of an object
  • verbsketch out; plan

synonyms for outline

  • blueprint
  • draft
  • drawing
  • framework
  • summary
  • synopsis
  • diagram
  • frame
  • layout
  • recapitulation
  • rundown
  • skeleton
  • tracing
  • bare facts
  • floor plan
  • ground plan
  • main features
  • rough draft
  • rough idea
  • résumé
  • thumbnail sketch
See also synonyms for: outlined / outlines / outlining
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antonyms for outline

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    When everything is named for its discoverer, it can be impossible even to track the outline of a debate without months of rote memorization.
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    Facebook said it observed “more than a 50% drop” in publisher revenue when personalized targeting was taken out of the equation —though it didn’t publish a detailed outline of the study.
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    San Diego County officials are working with the state on a plan to re-open certain businesses, now that the county is off the state’s monitoring list, and could release the outline next week, the Union-Tribune reports.
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    Instead, try pitching blog post ideas or outlines where you can create original, unique content for each website.
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    Still, in name recognition and salary — their nearly $240 million payroll led baseball in 2013, and that number ballooned to $246 million and $303 million over the next two seasons — the outline of a superteam was there.
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    Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    It was the darkest hour of twilight, when there was just enough of gleam from the lurid sky, to shew the outline of objects.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    They are usually shorter and more irregular in outline, and more frequently have irregularly broken ends.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    It was their firm conviction that the system under which we live was, in its broad outline, a system of even justice.
    THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
    As she left the wood she saw a big hay-stack, as firm and shapely of outline as a house, not a loose wisp anywhere.
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    WORDS RELATED TO OUTLINE

    • abridgement
    • abstract
    • abstraction
    • clipping
    • compendium
    • compression
    • condensation
    • contraction
    • digest
    • outline
    • precis
    • précis
    • reduction
    • sketch
    • summary
    • syllabus
    • synopsis
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