Meaning of DESCRIPTION in English

/di skrip"sheuhn/ , n.

1. a statement, picture in words, or account that describes; descriptive representation.

2. the act or method of describing.

3. sort; kind; variety: dogs of every description.

4. Geom. the act or process of describing a figure.

[ 1300-50; ME descripcioun description- (s. of descriptio ), equiv. to descript ( us ) (ptp. of describere to DESCRIBE) + -ion- -ION ]

Syn. 3. species; nature, character, condition; ilk.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .