WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
de•scrip•tion /dɪˈskrɪpʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. a statement or an account that describes:[countable]provided the police with a description of the killer.
  2. the act or method of describing:[uncountable]A police officer develops good powers of observation and description.
  3. [count; usually singular] sort;
    variety:She liked dogs of every description.
de•scrip•tive /dɪˈskrɪptɪv/USA pronunciation  adj.: She wrote a descriptive essay of her favorite place.
de•scrip•tive•ly, adv. See -scrib-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
de•scrip•tion  (di skripshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a statement, picture in words, or account that describes;
    descriptive representation.
  2. the act or method of describing.
  3. sort;
    variety:dogs of every description.
  4. 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;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

description /dɪˈskrɪpʃən/ n
  1. a statement or account that describes; representation in words
  2. the act, process, or technique of describing
  3. sort, kind, or variety: reptiles of every description

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