Definition of Description

1. Noun. A statement that represents something in words.

2. Noun. The act of describing something.

3. Noun. Sort or variety. "Every description of book was there"
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety

Definition of Description

1. n. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

Definition of Description

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs. ¹

3. Noun. A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized. ¹

4. Noun. (biology) A scientific documentation of a specimen intended to reveal a new species by technically explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other species. ¹

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Definition of Description

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Description

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descriptive adjective
descriptive anatomy
descriptive anthropology
descriptive clause
descriptive ethics
descriptive geometries
descriptive geometry
descriptive linguistics
descriptive myology

Literary usage of Description

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Descriptive Writing by Evelyn May Albright (1911)
"DESCRIPTIVE WRITING PAKT I.—THEORY OF description I. THE SCOPE OF description description aims to stimulate the imagination to form mental pictures. ..."

2. Autobiography and Personal Recollections of John B. Gough: With Twenty-six by John Bartholomew Gough (1870)
"CHAPTER I. Birth—Birthplace—Situation—description of—Place of ... First Lessons—Attendance at School—Love of Ruins—description of Them—The View—Quietness of ..."

3. The History of Idaho by John Hailey (1910)
"It will be remembered that the territory included in the above description was all called, first, the Northwestern, and later, Oregon Territory, ..."

4. An Excursion to California Over the Prairie, Rocky Mountains, and Great by William Kelly (1851)
"... in the River—description of the Company—All get on Good Terms—Weigh next Morning under Steam, Wind Unabated—Breakfast-table Scene—Sea Sickness—Cure by ..."

5. The Aesthetic and Miscellaneous Works of Frederick Von Schlegel by Friedrich von Schlegel, Ellen J. Millington (1900)
"description OF PAINTINGS PARIS AND THE NETHERLANDS THE YEARS—. LETTER I. The Gallery of the Louvre, and the Collection of Pictures there ..."

6. Journal of a Passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic: Crossing the Andes in by Henry Lister Maw (1829)
"Make the Campana, or Bell of Huanchaco, the Port of Truxillo —description of the Anchorage—Vale and Ruins of the Gran Chimu—Interviews with General Orbegoso ..."

7. The Story of New Zealand: Past and Present--savage and Civilized by Arthur Saunders Thomson (1859)
"Physical description of North Island. — description of Middle Island. — Stewart's Island. — Harbours. ... description of Flora. — Use of Flora to natives. ..."

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