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description

[ dih-skrip-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈskrɪp ʃən /
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noun
a statement, picture in words, or account that describes; descriptive representation.
the act or method of describing.
sort; kind; variety: dogs of every description.
Geometry. the act or process of describing a figure.
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Origin of description

1300–50; Middle English descripcioun<Latin dēscrīptiōn- (stem of dēscrīptiō), equivalent to dēscrīpt(us) (past participle of dēscrībere to describe) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM description

pre·de·scrip·tion, nounre·de·scrip·tion, nounself-de·scrip·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for description

description
/ (dɪˈskrɪpʃən) /

noun
a statement or account that describes; representation in words
the act, process, or technique of describing
sort, kind, or varietyreptiles of every description
geometry the act of drawing a line or figure, such as an arc
philosophy a noun phrase containing a predicate that may replace a name as the subject of a sentence
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Other Idioms and Phrases with description

description

see beggar description.

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