Definitions for Descriptiondɪˈskrɪp ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a statement, picture in words, or account that describes; descriptive representation.
the act or method of describing.
sort; kind; variety:
dogs of every description.
Origin of description:
1300–50; ME descripcioun < L dēscrīptiō; see describe , -tion
description, verbal description(noun)
a statement that represents something in words
the act of describing something
sort or variety
"every description of book was there"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a detailed statement about what sth is like
He gave a clear description of the man.
A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.
The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.
A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.
A scientific documentation of a specimen intended to reveal a new species by technically explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other species.
The type description of the fungus was written by a botanist.
Origin: From descriptio.
the act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs
a sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species
a class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort
Description is one of four rhetorical modes, along with exposition, argumentation, and narration. Each of the rhetorical modes is present in a variety of forms and each has its own purpose and conventions. The act of description may be related to that of definition. Description is also the fiction-writing mode for transmitting a mental image of the particulars of a story.
Translations for Description
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an) act of describing
I recognized him from your description.
- descriçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die BeschreibungGerman
- وصف؛ توصیفFarsi
- apibūdinimas, nusakymasLithuanian
- aprakstīšana; attēlošanaLatvian
- beskrivelse, framstillingNorwegian
- وصف؛ توصیفPersian
- popis, popísanieSlovak
- tanımlama, tasvirTurkish
- 描述Chinese (Trad.)
- زبانی خاکہ کشیUrdu
- sự mô tảVietnamese
- 描述Chinese (Simp.)
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