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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-skrip′shun, n. act of describing: an account of anything in words: definition: sort, class, or kind.—adj. Descrip′tive, containing description.—adv. Descrip′tively.—n. Descrip′tiveness.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Description' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2035
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Description' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2807
Rank popularity for the word 'Description' in Nouns Frequency: #708
The numerical value of Description in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Description in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Description is a story well told already; experience offers truth.
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
During our entire stay on the island, we never saw any young women that fit the description of Jane Doe No. 3.
When someone tells you something defies description, you can be pretty sure he's going to have a go at it anyway.
'World-leading' would be the description I would choose, in some important ways, each is a better business executive than Buffett.
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Translations for Description
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- descripcióCatalan, Valencian
- señalamiento, descripciónSpanish
- selitys, kuvausFinnish
- signalement, descriptionFrench
- comharthaí sóirt, comharthaí aithne, comharthaíIrish
- tuairisgeulScottish Gaelic
- személyleírás, leírásHungarian
- 描写, 記述, 説明Japanese
- 기술, 설명, 묘사, 기재, 서술Korean
- aprašymas, apibūdinimasLithuanian
- apraksts, attēlojumsLatvian
- descripție, descriereRomanian
- signalement, beskrivningSwedish
- tavsif, tanım, vasifTurkish
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