Meaning of DESCRIPTION in English


Pronunciation: di- ' skrip-sh ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English descripcioun, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin description-, descriptio, from describere

Date: 14th century

1 a : an act of describing specifically : discourse intended to give a mental image of something experienced b : a descriptive statement or account

2 : kind or character especially as determined by salient features <opposed to any tax of so radical a description >

synonyms see TYPE

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.