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describe meaning

EN[dəˈskɹaɪb]
US
  • VerbSGdescribesPRdescribingPT, PPdescribedPREdés-
    1. VT To represent in words.
      1. The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant. ‎
      2. The geographer describes countries and cities. ‎
    2. VT To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out.
      1. to describe a circle by the compasses;   a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle ‎
    3. VT (mathematics) To give rise to a geometrical structure.
      1. The function describes a very complex surface. ‎
    4. VT (taxonomy) To introduce a new taxon to science by explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other taxa.
      1. The fungus was first described by a botanist. ‎
    5. OBS To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • BEI was neutralized by adding sodiumthiosulphate to the mixture, and the pH was adjusted to be within the range of 7.4–7.65 as described above.
        • We describe here a novel approach to infectiology for salmonid fish where blood samples are collected repeatedly in a small group of PIT-tagged animals.
        • Placenta samples were used only for histoculture, as described in the present article.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • In that study, some of the subjects had dreams in which they were slaking their thirst, very much like the dreams of convenience Freud described.
        • Longipedlactone L [23 ] was isolated from Kadsura ananosma and longipedlactone H [24 ] from Kadsura longipedunculata as described.

    Meaning of describe for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "describe" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Transitive verbs
      Difficultness: Level 1
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      Definiteness: Level 8
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