depiction-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a verbal description or characterization of something

Commentary: DEPICTION[+event][+speech_act][+description][+characterization]

The reporter's depiction of the disaster scene was vivid.
We didn't completely believe the man's depictions of his youth as a series of heroic adventures.
The author's depiction of factory life in the 19th-century is fairly even-handed.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a visual characterization of something

Commentary: DEPICTION[+entity][+artifact][+representation][+visual][+characterization]

This cartoonist is famous for his ironic depictions of presidents and premiers.
That painting is a well-known depiction of Washington crossing the Delaware.
Van Gogh sketched and painted depictions of everyday life for European peasants.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4