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description (plural descriptions)
- 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.
- The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.
- A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.
- The zoo had no lions, tigers, or cats of any description.
- (taxonomy) A scientific documentation of a taxon for the purpose of introducing it to science.
- The type description of the fungus was written by a botanist.
account in words
- description in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “description”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
description f (plural descriptions)
- “description” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).