Definition of depiction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈpɪkʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɪkʃn//
    [uncountable, countable] (rather formal)
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  1. 1the act of describing something in words, or giving an impression of something in words or a picture; the way in which this is done They object to the movie's depiction of gay people.
  2. 2the act of showing an image of somebody/something in a picture or the way it is shown; a picture showing somebody/something in a particular way Rembrandt's earlier depictions of Saskia