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Definition 1: sort or variety - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where description or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • every description of book was there

(description is a kind of ...) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

"sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Definition 2: the act of describing something - [noun denoting communication]

(description is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of description ) the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features

"the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"

(... is a kind of description ) a brief description given for purposes of identification

"the label modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture"

(... is a kind of description ) an individualized description of a particular instance

(... is a kind of description ) a brief literary description

Definition 3: a statement that represents something in words - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for description in the sense of this definition

(description is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of description ) description of the responsibilities associated with a given job

(... is a kind of description ) a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work

(... is a kind of description ) a graphic or vivid verbal description

"too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures" "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland" "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

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