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Definition vs. Description

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Definitionnoun

A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol (dictionary definitions).

Descriptionnoun

A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.

Definitionnoun

A statement expressing the essential nature of something; formulation

Descriptionnoun

The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

Definitionnoun

The action or process of defining.

Descriptionnoun

A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.

‘The zoo had no lions, tigers, or cats of any description.’;

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Definitionnoun

The act of defining; determination of the limits.

Descriptionnoun

(taxonomy) A scientific documentation of a taxon for the purpose of introducing it to science.

‘The type description of the fungus was written by a botanist.’;

Definitionnoun

A product of defining.

Descriptionnoun

The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

Definitionnoun

The action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite and clear.

‘Her comic genius is beyond definition.’;

Descriptionnoun

A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.

‘Milton has descriptions of morning.’;

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Definitionnoun

Clarity of visual presentation, distinctness of outline or detail.

‘The definition of a telescope.’; ‘Improve the definition of an image.’;

Descriptionnoun

A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.

‘A difference . . . between them and another description of public creditors.’; ‘The plates were all of the meanest description.’;

Definitionnoun

Clarity, especially of musical sound in reproduction.

Descriptionnoun

a statement that represents something in words

Definitionnoun

Sharp demarcation of outlines or limits.

‘A jacket with distinct waist definition.’;

Descriptionnoun

the act of describing something

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Definitionnoun

(bodybuilding) The degree to which individual muscles are distinct on the body.

Descriptionnoun

sort or variety;

‘every description of book was there’;

Definitionnoun

(programming) A statement which provides a previous declaration with a value or body of a subroutine (in the case of function).

Descriptionnoun

a spoken or written account of a person, object, or event

‘people who had seen him were able to give a description’;

Definitionnoun

(mathematics) A statement that establishes the referent of a term or notation.

Descriptionnoun

the action of giving a spoken or written account

‘the emphasis was placed on explanation rather than description’;

Definitionnoun

The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.

Descriptionnoun

a type or class of people or things

‘it is laughably easy to buy drugs of all descriptions’;

Definitionnoun

Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.

‘Definition being nothing but making another understand by words what the term defined stands for.’;

Description

Description is the pattern of narrative development that aims to make vivid a place, object, character, or group. Description is one of four rhetorical modes (also known as modes of discourse), along with exposition, argumentation, and narration.

Definitionnoun

Description; sort.

Definitionnoun

An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.

Definitionnoun

Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.

Definitionnoun

a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

Definitionnoun

clarity of outline;

‘exercise had give his muscles superior definition’;

Definitionnoun

a statement of the exact meaning of a word, especially in a dictionary

‘a dictionary definition of the verb’;

Definitionnoun

an exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something

‘our definition of what constitutes poetry’;

Definitionnoun

the action or process of defining something

‘a question of definition’; ‘issues of methodology and definition’;

Definitionnoun

the degree of distinctness in outline of an object, image, or sound

‘the clarity and definition of pictures can be aided by using computer graphics’;

Definitionnoun

the capacity of a device to make images distinct in outline

‘we've been pleased with the definition of this TV’;

Definition

A definition is a statement of the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols). Definitions can be classified into two large categories, intensional definitions (which try to give the sense of a term) and extensional definitions (which try to list the objects that a term describes).

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