description description  /dɪs ˈkrɪp ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a statement that represents something in words
  2. (n) the act of describing something
  3. (n) sort or variety

Usage(s):

  1. Sir: An excellent description of Spain's economic boom, but certainly a very poor description of the status of individual freedom there.
  2. In retrospect, the description sounds ominously prophetic.

News

  1. Should You Consider Public Speaking As A Career, And Other Questions Answered

    Entrepreneur and adventurer (I love that self-description) Rodolphe ?Rudy? Dutel got in touch with me to help him kick off his new blog on self-improvement, Karma, and yes, adventures.  I think I checked the self-improvement box, since the discussion was all about storytelling, rehearsal, the career of professional speaking, and other public speaking mysteries.  We conducted the interview as a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. IMPD releases vehicle description in fatal hit-and-run

    Indianapolis police say they have a description of the car involved in a fatal hit-and-run on the Near Northside early today.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

  3. Police update description of homicide victim found in Tempe street

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempe police have updated the description of an unidentified homicide victim found early Saturday morning in the area of McClintock Drive and Baseline Road. Police responded to the 1900 block of East Minton Drive at around 4:30 a.m. and found a woman's naked body in the middle of the road. The victim is described as 15 to 19 years old, Hispanic or Native American, 4 feet 10 ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KTVK 3TV Phoenix

Quotes

  1. "We were up watching the news, they gave a description of what area they wanted evacuated, and it was us," said Gwynn, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 29 along with Cal Ripken Jr.
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Tony Gwynn Source: Forbes

  2. "What we have just seen defies description," Odinga said after the visit. "We can only describe it as genocide on a grand scale."
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Raila Odinga Source: FOXNews

  3. "That's a pretty ham-handed description of what I answered," Goolsbee said of the memo's description of "political positioning." "A: In no possible way was that a reference to NAFTA. And B: In no possible way was I inferring that he was going...
    on Mar 2, 2008 By: Austan Goolsbee Source: FOXNews

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