Outline (list)

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An outline, also called a hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure.wikipedia
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Outliner

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A software program designed for processing outlines is called an outliner.
An outliner (or outline processor) is a specialized type of text editor (word processor) used to create and edit outlines, which are text files which have a tree structure, for organization.

Roman numerals

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The prefix is in the form of Roman numerals for the top level, upper-case letters (in the alphabet of the language being used) for the next level, Arabic numerals for the next level, and then lowercase letters for the next level.
Outlines that use numbers to show hierarchical relationships.

Tree structure

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An outline, also called a hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure.
Lists or diagrams that use indentation, sometimes called "outlines" or "tree views".

Outline of chess

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Wikipedia includes outlines that summarize subjects (for example, see Outline of chess, Outline of Mars, and Outline of knowledge).
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to chess:

Outline of Mars

Wikipedia includes outlines that summarize subjects (for example, see Outline of chess, Outline of Mars, and Outline of knowledge).
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Mars:

Outline of knowledge

Knowledge
Wikipedia includes outlines that summarize subjects (for example, see Outline of chess, Outline of Mars, and Outline of knowledge).
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to knowledge:

Hierarchy

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An outline, also called a hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure.

The Outline of History

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It is not to be confused with the general context of the term "outline", which a summary or overview of a subject, presented verbally or written in prose (for example, The Outline of History is not an outline of the type presented below).

Encyclopædia Britannica

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Propædia is the historical attempt of the Encyclopædia Britannica to present a hierarchical "Outline of Knowledge" in a separate volume in the 15th edition of 1974.

Propædia

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Propædia is the historical attempt of the Encyclopædia Britannica to present a hierarchical "Outline of Knowledge" in a separate volume in the 15th edition of 1974. The Outline of Knowledge was a project by Mortimer Adler.

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The Outline of Knowledge was a project by Mortimer Adler.

ISO 2145

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Similar to section numbers, an outline prefix is a label (usually alphanumeric or numeric) placed at the beginning of an outline entry to assist in referring to it.

Letter case

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The prefix is in the form of Roman numerals for the top level, upper-case letters (in the alphabet of the language being used) for the next level, Arabic numerals for the next level, and then lowercase letters for the next level.

Arabic numerals

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The prefix is in the form of Roman numerals for the top level, upper-case letters (in the alphabet of the language being used) for the next level, Arabic numerals for the next level, and then lowercase letters for the next level.

MLA Handbook

The scheme recommended by the MLA Handbook, and the Purdue Online Writing Lab, among others, uses the usual five levels, as described above, then repeats the Arabic numerals and lower-case letter surrounded by parentheses (round brackets) – I. A. 1.

Online Writing Lab

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The scheme recommended by the MLA Handbook, and the Purdue Online Writing Lab, among others, uses the usual five levels, as described above, then repeats the Arabic numerals and lower-case letter surrounded by parentheses (round brackets) – I. A. 1.

APA style

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MLA style is sometimes incorrectly referred to as APA style, but the APA Publication Manual does not address outline formatting at all.

The Chicago Manual of Style

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A very different style recommended by The Chicago Manual of Style, based on the practice of the United States Congress in drafting legislation, suggests the following sequence, from the top to the seventh level (the only ones specified): I. A. 1.

United States Congress

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A very different style recommended by The Chicago Manual of Style, based on the practice of the United States Congress in drafting legislation, suggests the following sequence, from the top to the seventh level (the only ones specified): I. A. 1.

United States Code

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Because of its use in the US Code and other US law books, Many American lawyers consequently use this outline format.

Lawyer

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Because of its use in the US Code and other US law books, Many American lawyers consequently use this outline format.

AP Stylebook

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Many oft-cited style guides besides the APA Publication Manual, including the AP Stylebook, the NYT Manual, Fowler, The Guardian Style Guide, and Strunk & White, are curiously silent on the topic.

The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage

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Many oft-cited style guides besides the APA Publication Manual, including the AP Stylebook, the NYT Manual, Fowler, The Guardian Style Guide, and Strunk & White, are curiously silent on the topic.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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Many oft-cited style guides besides the APA Publication Manual, including the AP Stylebook, the NYT Manual, Fowler, The Guardian Style Guide, and Strunk & White, are curiously silent on the topic.

The Guardian

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Many oft-cited style guides besides the APA Publication Manual, including the AP Stylebook, the NYT Manual, Fowler, The Guardian Style Guide, and Strunk & White, are curiously silent on the topic.