(=shape) contours mpl
We could see the outline of the mountain in the mist. Nous distinguions les contours de la montagne dans la brume.
→ He saw the outline of a house through the fog.
(=summary) aperçu m
a brief outline un bref aperçu
an outline of sth [+plan, topic, idea] un aperçu de qch
This is an outline of the plan. Voici un aperçu du projet.
→ The course gave us a brief outline of European art.
→ the outline of an idea
[+idea, plan] exposer
→ He listened as I outlined my reasons.
→ leaflets outlining the legal rights of wives
to be outlined against sth
(=silhouetted) se découper sur qch
→ The hotel was outlined against the evening sky.
[agreement, plan] provisoire
An outline agreement has been reached. Un accord provisoire a été trouvé.
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