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description

  

      n  
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  


definite description  
      n  
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  
job description  
      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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description

  
1    account, characterization, delineation, depiction, detail, explanation, narration, narrative, portrayal, report, representation, sketch  
2    brand, breed, category, class, genre, genus, ilk, kidney, kind, order, sort, species, type, variety  

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n.
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
n.
the application of scientifically proven methods to gather, process, interpret, and to use digital evidence to provide a conclusive description of cyber crime activities
[Tech.]
n.
HR jargon term used to refer to an ideal applicant for a job; an applicant that meets all the requirements of a job description
[HR]; [Jargon] The term was adopted by the HR community based on the presumption that finding an ideal candidate for a job is as likely to happen as finding a purple squirrel
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