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description

noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˈskrɪp.ʃən/ us  
B1 something that tells you what something or someone is like: Write a description of your favourite seaside resort. 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 Hull. Your essay 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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