Definitions for Descriptiondɪˈskrɪp ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•scrip•tiondɪˈskrɪp ʃən(n.)

  1. a statement, picture in words, or account that describes; descriptive representation.

  2. the act or method of describing.

  3. sort; kind; variety:

    dogs of every description.

Origin of description:

1300–50; ME descripcioun < L dēscrīptiō; see describe , -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. description, verbal description(noun)

    a statement that represents something in words

  2. description(noun)

    the act of describing something

  3. description(noun)

    sort or variety

    "every description of book was there"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. description(noun)ɪˈskrɪp ʃən

    a detailed statement about what sth is like

    He gave a clear description of the man.

Wiktionary

  1. description(Noun)

    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.

  2. description(Noun)

    The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

  3. description(Noun)

    A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.

  4. description(Noun)

    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.

  5. Origin: From descriptio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Description(noun)

    the act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs

  2. Description(noun)

    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

  3. Description(noun)

    a class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort

Freebase

  1. Description

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Description' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2035

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Description' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2807

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Description' in Nouns Frequency: #708


Translations for Description

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

description(noun)

(an) act of describing

I recognized him from your description.

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