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1. Boundary or the shape of an object.
2. List of the main points of a document or plan, itemized in the sequence they appear in the text or in a logical order. Usually each main point has nested under it one or more sub points which may have their own (sub) sub points, and so on.

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Tonight president Barack Obama will outline his plans to reduce student loan debt, with his "Obama Student Debt Forgiveness" act.
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Before I began writing my story, I wrote a quick outline that would detail how the story would progress and what actions would take place.
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When writing a novel some people prefer to dive straight in and let it flow out, while others prefer to have a clear plan and direction and write an outline
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