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description

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description

noun de·scrip·tion \di-ˈskrip-shən\

: a statement that tells you how something or someone looks, sounds, etc. : words that describe something or someone

: type or kind

Full Definition of DESCRIPTION

1
a :  an act of describing; specifically :  discourse intended to give a mental image of something experienced
b :  a descriptive statement or account
2
:  kind or character especially as determined by salient features <opposed to any tax of so radical a description>

Examples of DESCRIPTION

  1. Reporters called the scene a disaster area, and I think that was an accurate description.
  2. I applied for the position after reading the job description.
  3. a writer with a gift of description

Origin of DESCRIPTION

Middle English descripcioun, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin description-, descriptio, from describere
First Known Use: 14th century

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