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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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