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descriptionnoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈskrɪp.ʃən/  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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descriptionnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈskrɪp·ʃən/
literature a statement or a piece of writing that tells what something or someone is like: [C] Your description of Della was hilarious. [U] Boats of every description (= of all types) entered the harbor. [U] The beauty of the Rockies is beyond description (= is impossible to describe).
descriptive
adjective  us   /dɪˈskrɪp·tɪv/
His poetry skillfully incorporates descriptive details.
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Translations of “description”
in Arabic وَصْف…
in Korean 묘사…
in Portuguese descrição…
in Catalan descripció…
in Japanese 描写…
in Chinese (Simplified) 描述,描写,描绘…
in Turkish tanım, anlatım, betimleme…
in Russian описание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 描述,描寫,描繪…
in Italian descrizione…
in Polish opis…
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