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English noun: description

1. description (communication) a statement that represents something in words

Synonymsverbal description

Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)characterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, job description, picture, spec, specification, word picture, word-painting

2. description (communication) the act of describing something

Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)characterisation, characterization, detailing, label, particularisation, particularization, sketch, vignette

3. description (cognition) sort or variety

SamplesEvery description of book was there.

Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety

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