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description

noun [C or U]     /dɪˈskrɪp.ʃən/
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.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising of every description of all types: Boats of every description were entering the harbour.Defining and explaining 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)!Defining and explaining
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