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noun [countable] outline pronunciation in British English /ˈaʊtlaɪn/
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singularoutline
pluraloutlines

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  1. 1
    an explanation that includes the general points about something, but not the details
    We hope this leaflet will provide a basic outline.
    a broad/general/rough outline
    outline of: The chairman gave them a brief outline of the museum’s history.
    1. a.
      a list that shows the main ideas and the structure of something that you are planning to write
      Please hand in an outline for your next essay by Tuesday.
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  2. 2
    a line that shows the outer edge or shape of something
    outline of: Through the mist we could see the faint outline of the island.
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