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Definitions for description
dɪˈskrɪp ʃənde·scrip·tion

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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"

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.

    Etymology: From descriptio.

  2. description(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From descriptio.

  3. description(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From descriptio.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Description

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. description

    To describe using words.

    The description of the holiday resort was so accurate you could imagine you were there.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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

Anagrams for description »

  1. discerption, predictions

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of description in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of description in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of description in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Suneson:

    In a putative self-defence situation, the violence must still be proportionate. Here we have three people delivering kicks and punches to a person lying down, the three should be convicted of assault according to my description of events.

  2. Lorenzo Lynch:

    I think that's a poetic description of what has happened and poetry, like most language, is limited but it does have wings ... to carry a point, Giuliani pushes for Lynch confirmation 'A moderately tough confirmation' Senate Republicans adamantly deny the delay in scheduling a vote on Lynch's nomination is because she is African-American. Many point out that Lynch, if confirmed, would be replacing the country's first African-American attorney general who was confirmed by an overwhelming margin. Instead, Republicans and Democrats say the delay is part of an ongoing partisan battle. For some, it's part of a fight over a human trafficking bill that has stalled in the Senate. For others, the delay is retaliation for President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration. On the eve of Holder's announcement of his plans to leave the Department of Justice, the political number crunchers at FiveThrirtyEight.com predicted whoever the President nominated would.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    PEOPLE ASK ME ABOUT LEGACY. THIS IS ALREADY DONE IN MY WORKS OF REGGAE, RADIOLOGY, MENTORING, TEACHING THE YOUTHS AND ADVOCATING FOR THE PEOPLE. MY ONGOING WRITINGS AND RESEARCH SPEAKS VOLUMES .I KNOW THAT SOMEDAY MY WORKS WILL BE PRAISED BY THE CRITICS, REVERED BY THE SKEPTICS,RESPECTED BY THE CYNICS, CONTINUE TO BE RESEARCHED BY THE ACADEMICS, AND LOVED BY THOSE WHO KNOW AND LOVE TRUTH ALL OVER THE WORLD. IT WILL DEFY DESCRIPTION AND POSE A DIRE CHALLENGE TO HISTORICAL ANALYSIS. IT WILL END RACISM IN AMERICA AND FREE AFRICA AS MY REGGAE MUSIC SINGS. JAH PEOPLE WILL SEE FREEDOM.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To be a follower of religion, one has to qualify and prove to be a human first and understand its description; otherwise, from that appears the deception of oneself.

  5. Christopher Stokes:

    Their description of the attack keeps changing - from collateral damage, to a tragic incident, to now attempting to pass responsibility to the Afghanistan government, with such constant discrepancies in the U.S. and Afghan accounts of what happened, the need for a full transparent independent investigation is ever more critical.

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