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Pronunciation:  di'skripshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sort or variety; "every description of book was there"
  2. [n]  a statement that represents something in words
  3. [n]  the act of describing something

DESCRIPTION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: verbal description
 See Also: characterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, detailing, form, job description, kind, label, particularisation, particularization, picture, sketch, sort, spec, specification, speech act, statement, variety, vignette, word picture, word-painting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*scrip"tion\, n. [F. description, L. descriptio.
See {Describe}.]
1. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

2. 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.

         Milton has descriptions of morning.   --D. Webster.

3. A class to which a certain representation is applicable;
   kind; sort.

         A difference . . . between them and another
         description of public creditors.      --A. Hamilton.

         The plates were all of the meanest description.

Syn: Account; definition; recital; relation; detail;
     narrative; narration; explanation; delineation;
     representation; kind; sort. See {Definition}.

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