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describing

verb
present participle of describe

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2 to give an oral or written account of in some detail
  • a biography of Washington that describes the decisive Battle of Yorktown at great length

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3 to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group
  • how would you describe the Inupiat people you encountered in Alaska?

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“Describing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/describing. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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