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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Description  \De*scrip"tion\,  n.  [F.  description,  L.  descriptio. 
  See  {Describe}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  describing;  a  delineation  by  marks  or  signs. 
 
  2.  A  sketch  or  account  of  anything  in  words  a  portraiture  or 
  representation  in  language;  an  enumeration  of  the 
  essential  qualities  of  a  thing  or  species. 
 
  Milton  has  descriptions  of  morning.  --D.  Webster. 
 
  3.  A  class  to  which  a  certain  representation  is  applicable; 
  kind  sort. 
 
  A  difference  .  .  .  between  them  and  another 
  description  of  public  creditors.  --A.  Hamilton. 
 
  The  plates  were  all  of  the  meanest  description. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Account;  definition;  recital;  relation;  detail; 
  narrative;  narration;  explanation;  delineation; 
  representation;  kind  sort.  See  {Definition}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  description 
  n  1:  a  statement  that  represents  something  in  words  [syn:  {verbal 
  description}] 
  2:  a  act  of  describing  something 
  3:  sort  or  variety;  "every  description  of  book  was  there" 




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