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Description vs. Type

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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.

Typenoun

A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.

‘This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.’;

Descriptionnoun

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

Typenoun

An individual considered typical of its class, one regarded as typifying a certain profession, environment, etc.

Descriptionnoun

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

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

Typenoun

An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.

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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.’;

Typenoun

A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.

Descriptionnoun

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

Typenoun

(uncountable) Such types collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.

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.’;

Typenoun

Text printed with such type, or imitating its characteristics.

‘The headline was set in bold type.’;

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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.’;

Typenoun

(taxonomy) Something, often a specimen, selected as an objective anchor to connect a scientific name to a taxon; this need not be representative or typical.

‘the type of a genus, family, etc.’;

Descriptionnoun

a statement that represents something in words

Typenoun

Preferred sort of person; sort of person that one is attracted to.

‘We can't get along: he's just not my type.’; ‘He was exactly her type.’;

Descriptionnoun

the act of describing something

Typenoun

(medicine) A blood group.

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Descriptionnoun

sort or variety;

‘every description of book was there’;

Typenoun

(theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.

Descriptionnoun

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

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

Typenoun

(computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.

Descriptionnoun

the action of giving a spoken or written account

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

Typenoun

(fine arts) The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; especially, the design on the face of a medal or a coin.

Descriptionnoun

a type or class of people or things

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

Typenoun

(chemistry) A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.

‘The fundamental types used to express the simplest and most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and methane.’;

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.

Typenoun

(mathematics) A part of the partition of the object domain of a logical theory (which due to the existence of such partition, would be called a typed theory). (Note: this corresponds to the notion of "data type" in computing theory.)

‘Categorial grammar is like a combination of context-free grammar and types.’;

Typeverb

To put text on paper using a typewriter.

Typeverb

To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.

Typeverb

To determine the blood type of.

‘The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.’;

Typeverb

To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.

Typeverb

To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.

Typeverb

To categorize into types.

Typenoun

The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.

‘The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,Short blistered breeches, and those types of travel.’;

Typenoun

Form or character impressed; style; semblance.

‘Thy father bears the type of king of Naples.’;

Typenoun

A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; - correlative to antitype.

‘A type is no longer a type when the thing typified comes to be actually exhibited.’;

Typenoun

That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.

‘Since the time of Cuvier and Baer . . . the whole animal kingdom has been universally held to be divisible into a small number of main divisions or types.’;

Typenoun

The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; esp., the design on the face of a medal or a coin.

Typenoun

A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.

Typenoun

A simple compound, used as a model or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.

Typeverb

To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.

Typeverb

To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.

‘Let us type them now in our own lives.’;

Typenoun

a subdivision of a particular kind of thing;

‘what type of sculpture do you prefer?’;

Typenoun

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);

‘a real character’; ‘a strange character’; ‘a friendly eccentric’; ‘the capable type’; ‘a mental case’;

Typenoun

(biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon

Typenoun

printed characters;

‘small type is hard to read’;

Typenoun

a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper;

‘he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up’;

Typenoun

all of the tokens of the same symbol;

‘the word `element' contains five different types of character’;

Typeverb

write by means of a keyboard with types;

‘type the acceptance letter, please’;

Typeverb

identify as belonging to a certain type;

‘Such people can practically be typed’;

Typenoun

a category of people or things having common characteristics

‘blood types’; ‘this type of heather grows better in a drier habitat’;

Typenoun

a person of a specified character or nature

‘two sporty types in tracksuits’;

Typenoun

the sort of person one likes or finds attractive

‘she's not really my type’;

Typenoun

a person or thing exemplifying the ideal or defining characteristics of something

‘she characterized his witty sayings as the type of modern wisdom’;

Typenoun

an object, conception, or work of art serving as a model for subsequent artists.

Typenoun

a symbol of someone or something

‘the dolphin is a conventional type of Christ’;

Typenoun

a person or event in the Old Testament taken as a foreshadowing of someone or something in the New Testament.

Typenoun

an organism or taxon chosen as having the essential characteristics of its group.

Typenoun

short for type specimen

Typenoun

characters or letters that are printed or shown on a screen

‘bold type’;

Typenoun

a piece of metal with a raised letter or character on its upper surface, for use in letterpress printing.

Typenoun

metal types used in letterpress printing

‘the first European printing of books began in 1454 with the invention of movable type’;

Typenoun

a design on either side of a medal or coin.

Typenoun

an abstract category or class of linguistic item or unit, as distinct from actual occurrences in speech or writing.

Typeverb

write (something) on a typewriter or computer by pressing the keys

‘he typed out the second draft’; ‘I'm learning to type’;

Typeverb

determine the type to which (a person or their blood or tissue) belongs

‘the kidney was typed’;

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