- The review was little more than a description of the film's plot.
- someone fitting the suspect's description
- had toys of every description
- opposed to any tax of so radical a description
Reporters called the scene “a disaster area,” and I think that was an accurate description.
I applied for the position after reading the job description.
a writer with a gift of description
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: a statement that tells you how something or someone looks, sounds, etc. : words that describe something or someone
: type or kind
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