depiction


noun

  1. representation in image form, as in a painting or illustration: Picasso’s painting Guernica is an accurate depiction of the horrors of war.
  2. representation or characterization in words: Mark Twain’s letters are a clear depiction of his life and times.
  3. an act or instance of depicting.
n.

1680s, from French depiction, from Late Latin depictionem (nominative depictio) “painting, description,” noun of action from Latin depictus (see depict).

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