1 a statement or account that describes; representation in words
2 the act, process, or technique of describing
3 sort, kind, or variety
reptiles of every description
4 (Geometry) the act of drawing a line or figure, such as an arc
5 (Philosophy) a noun phrase containing a predicate that may replace a name as the subject of a sentence
1 a description that is modified by the definite article or a possessive, such as the woman in white or Rosemary's baby
2 a similar plural expression, such as the kings of Scotland
n a detailed written account, agreed between management and worker, of all the duties and responsibilities which together make up a particular job
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