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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.

  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.

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.

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

How to pronounce description?

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How to say description in sign language?

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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. Erin Jones:

    It's part of my job description.

  2. The Rev. Dr. Gregory Groover:

    I was stunned beyond description.

  3. Energy Ernest Moniz:

    It was not part of the description of the job when I signed up.

  4. Richard Burr:

    I think that Trey Gowdy's description of the process was correct.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Description is a story well told already; experience offers truth.

Images & Illustrations of description

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