Definition of 'description'
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She has now managed to give police a more detailed description of the two men who attacked her and subjected her to a three-hour ordeal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)TV NAME and job description of the week? The Sun (2016)We just got detailed plot descriptions so it was very stressful. The Sun (2014)This chapter contains a short description of past and present urbanization trends. Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1990)His characters are so vivid and his descriptions so lifelike. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That description may sound familiar to you. THE STRATEGY MACHINE (2002)The description fitted both man and dog. JOSIAH THE GREAT: The True Story of The Man Who Would Be King (2004)Sometimes the lists of names and descriptions of performance are particularly tempting. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)This sort of detailed description is of limited use. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)The descriptions are short and to the point. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)But you should read it for its vivid descriptions of storm. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Such a description may have more than geographical significance. The Global Marketplace (1993)Perhaps the best description of the man is from the driver. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was also able to give police a detailed description. The Sun (2009)She provided police with a false name and description when asked to identify who had been driving her car. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Detectives want to screen 4,000 local men matching the general description of the suspect. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Write your minute description and detailed perception of the parts that you perceive to be the most significant for an understanding of the work. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)A short verbal description of the point location is also provided in the text. Drug-Free Pain Relief (1987)Before you read the rest of this section, write down a description of a friend or an acquaintance. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)A particular description of a barman making a sandwich long ago becomes one of the most cathartic moments in theatre. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So much for general description. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)He does not take us into the councils of demons and angels, he provides no descriptions of pitched battles between opposing hosts. Christianity Today (2000)And I doubt anybody fits that particular description. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some of the best descriptions of the process came from visiting Romans and Greeks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The description says: 'They may have won but we had the last laugh. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'description'
British English: description /dɪˈskrɪpʃən/ NOUN
A description of someone or something is a statement which explains what they are or what they look like.
Each disc has a short description of the music on it.
- American English: description
- Arabic: وَصْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: descrição
- Chinese: 描述
- Croatian: opis
- Czech: popis
- Danish: beskrivelse
- Dutch: beschrijving
- European Spanish: descripción
- Finnish: kuvaus kuvailu
- French: description
- German: Beschreibung
- Greek: περιγραφή
- Italian: descrizione
- Japanese: 記述
- Korean: 묘사
- Norwegian: beskrivelse
- Polish: opis określenie
- European Portuguese: descrição
- Romanian: descriere
- Russian: описание
- Spanish: descripción
- Swedish: beskrivning
- Thai: คำอธิบาย
- Turkish: betimleme
- Ukrainian: опис
- Vietnamese: sự mô tả
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