Idea and Outline


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Idea noun – Something imagined or pictured in the mind.
Outline and idea are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Outline" instead a noun "Idea".
Nearby Words: ideal, ideation
Synonyms for Idea


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Outline noun – A line that traces the outer limits of an object or surface.
Idea and outline are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Idea" instead a noun "Outline".
Nearby Words: outlined, outlining
Synonyms for Outline

How words are described

good good idea good outline
nice nice idea nice outline
clear clear idea clear outline
similar similar idea similar outline
Other adjectives: original, initial, rough, popular, bright, entire, real, big, vague, general, funny, basic, faintest.

Both words in one sentence

  • Wolverine Publicity This is a common publishing phenomenon wherein a bestselling author's name is placed prominently on the front cover in order to attract the sales that author normally generates, wherein his or her contribution may have been limited to an idea or an outline at most.
  • Well, it earned Tony a week with no dessert... We actually get a good idea of what it was, given that the original outline for one strip had Selkie reciting it to Todd as they left the orphanage.
  • Also look at the content policy for an idea (not a hard and fast policy outline) of what this wiki will not be tolerating.
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