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Definitions for description
dɪˈskrɪp ʃənde·scrip·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. description, verbal descriptionnoun

    a statement that represents something in words

  2. descriptionnoun

    the act of describing something

  3. descriptionnoun

    sort or variety

    "every description of book was there"

Wiktionary

  1. descriptionnoun

    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. descriptionnoun

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

  3. descriptionnoun

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

  4. descriptionnoun

    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. Etymology: From descriptio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Descriptionnoun

    the act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs

  2. Descriptionnoun

    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. Descriptionnoun

    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  

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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. Mike Pompeo:

    United Nations's really pretty straightforward, right, and United Nations's not my -- United Nations's not my description of what needs to take place. Chairman Kim made a promise. Chairman Kim told not only President President Trump, but( South Korean) President Moon that Chairman Kim was prepared to denuclearize. The scope and scale of that is agreed to. The North Koreans understand what The North Koreans means. There's no mistake about what the scope of denuclearization looks like.

  2. Jim Milbury:

    We believe this is the same whale that was entangled off Palos Verdes, the description fits.

  3. Alexis karpouzos:

    What comes, will go. What is found, will be lost. But what you are is beyond coming and going and beyond description. You are this: The timeless-time

  4. Steve Feltham:

    I have to be honest. I just don’t think that Nessie is a prehistoric monster, what a lot of people have reported seeing would fit in with the description of the catfish with its long curved back.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    With a digital description, love is like a cell phone, and the sex is its Sim. One may change the Sims.

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