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description

noun [C or U] uk   us   /dɪˈskrɪp.ʃən/
B1 something that tells you what something or someone is like: Write a description of your favourite beach. She has given the police a very detailed/full description of the robber. A girl answering (= matching) the description of the missing teenager was spotted in Glasgow. Your paper contains too much description, and not enough discussion of the issues.of every description of all types: Boats of every description were entering the harbour.be beyond description (also defy description) to be something that you cannot describe accurately because of its great size, quality, or level: Her beauty is beyond description. The mess in Bart's room defies description (= is very bad)!
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in Korean 묘사…
in Arabic وَصْف…
in Portuguese descrição…
in Catalan descripció…
in Japanese 描写…
in Italian descrizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 描述,描寫,描繪…
in Russian описание…
in Turkish tanım, anlatım, betimleme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 描述,描写,描绘…
in Polish opis…
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