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de·scrip·tion / diˈskripshən/ • n. 1. a spoken or written representation or account of a person, object, or event: people who had seen him were able to give a description. ∎  the action of giving such a representation or account: teaching by demonstration and description.2. a sort, kind, or class of people or things: ships of every description.PHRASES: beyond description to a great and astonishing extent: his face was swollen beyond description.defy description be so unusual or remarkable as to be impossible to describe: the sheer scale of the Requiem defies description.answers (or fits) the description has the qualities specified.