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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Outline \Out"line`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Outlined; p. pr. & vb. n. Outlining.] 1. To draw the outline of. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; to create a general framework of (a plan, system, discourse, course of thought), for which the details need to be added; as, to outline an argument or a campaign. [1913 Webster]