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Synonyms for description
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  1. descriptionnoun

    A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.

    sort, variety, type, kind

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. description

    A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.

    comment, commentary, definition, explanation, exposition, interpretation, rendering, translation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. description, verbal descriptionnoun

    a statement that represents something in words

    verbal description

  2. descriptionnoun

    the act of describing something

    verbal description

  3. descriptionnoun

    sort or variety

    "every description of book was there"

    verbal description

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Editors Contribution

  1. ekphrasis

    "when i encounter a prolonged ekphrasis......, i worry." from how fiction works by james wood

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. descriptionnoun

    delineation, tracing

  2. descriptionnoun

    representation, explanation, account, relation, recital, report, narration, narrative

  3. descriptionnoun

    sort, kind, class, species

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. descriptionnoun

    delineation, depiction, portrayal, class, species, sort, character

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  1. D. H. Lawrence:

    Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.

  2. Beth Lynk:

    The argument for the lawyers of Priests for Life was that they objected to all birth control, in Kavanaugh's testimony Brett Kavanaugh description of their objection characterized all types of birth control as' abortion inducing drugs.'.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The percentage of sales or service target in job description is nothing but the indicator of an atrocity on that person in an organization.

  4. Peter Carr:

    BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate.

  5. Rowan University:

    Losing three students in one semester is beyond description, how do you look into the faces of the parents of these kids ?

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