A depiction of something is a picture or a written description of it.

The lecture will trace the depiction of horses from earliest times to the present day.

...the depiction of socialists as Utopian dreamers.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Depiction — De*pic tion, n. [L. depictio.] A painting or depicting; a representation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • depiction — UK [dɪˈpɪkʃ(ə)n] / US [dɪˈpɪkʃən] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms depiction : singular depiction plural depictions a description of something using words or pictures graphic depictions of war …   English dictionary

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