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.
British National Corpus
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
It's part of my job description.
I was stunned beyond description.
It was not part of the description of the job when I signed up.
Description is a story well told already; experience offers truth.
I looked like a suspect... I fit the description and that was enough.
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Translations for Description
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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