description

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From Old French description, from Latin dēscriptiō.

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description (plural descriptions)

  1. 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.
  2. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.
  3. A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.
  4. (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.
    The type description of the fungus was written by a botanist.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēscriptiō.

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Noun[edit]

description f (plural descriptions)

  1. description

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēscriptiō.

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description f (oblique plural descriptions, nominative singular description, nominative plural descriptions)

  1. description

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