- a statement or account that describes; representation in words
- the act, process, or technique of describing
- sort, kind, or variety: reptiles of every description
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- a statement or an account that describes:[countable]provided the police with a description of the killer.
- the act or method of describing:[uncountable]A police officer develops good powers of observation and description.
- [count; usually singular] sort;
variety:She liked dogs of every description.
de•scrip•tive•ly, adv. See -scrib-.
- a statement, picture in words, or account that describes;
- the act or method of describing.
variety:dogs of every description.
- Mathematics[Geom.]the act or process of describing a figure.
- Latin dēscrīptiōn- (stem of dēscrīptiō), equivalent. to dēscrīpt(us) (past participle of dēscrībere to describe) + -iōn- -ion
- Middle English descripcioun 1300–50
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged species;
nature, character, condition;