• WordNet 3.6
    • adv descriptively by giving a description "these topics need to be treated not just descriptively"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • descriptively By description; so as to delineate or represent.
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  • William Hazlitt
    “You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.”
  • Lord Byron
    “And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.”
  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    “In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.”


In literature:

I content myself here with a meagre description of one more of them.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
A long cavalcade of this description has a very picturesque appearance.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
There are people of such literal minds that descriptive writing fails to appeal to them.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
The double varieties are lovely beyond description.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Lucien recognised it from its botanical description.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
But has not the author rather drawn upon his imagination for the charming details of his description?
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The boy wrote a description of this old barber, but never had courage to show it.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
There is a great deal afloat here in the way of subjects for description.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
It was originally in a letter to his brother that Carlyle wrote his celebrated description of an interview with Coleridge.
"Studies in Literature and History" by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
The royal mark for government stores of every description.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
My description of Bruni I shall reserve for a future visit.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
A scene then followed that baffles description.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
AEtna, Mount, description of, i.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
At least he didn't come close to Bartouki's description.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
So with the noble description of Faith as "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen".
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
Eulogiums were showered down upon me, and the shouting and uproar were beyond description.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
Alida had lived retired since she had been in town, although in the midst of gay scenes of every description.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
Why has the description of experience been so remote from the facts of empirical situations?
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
At night the spectacle was sublime beyond description.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
The power of interesting narrative and description is not easily explained.
"Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories" by Charles Alexander McMurry

In poetry:

Happy beyond description he
Who knows, The Saviour died for me,
The gift unspeakable obtains,
And heavenly understanding gains.
"Hymn XIV: Happy the Man That Finds the Grace" by Charles Wesley
Though Thomson, sweet descriptive bard!
Inspiring Autumn sung;
Yet how should we the months regard,
That stopt his flowing tongue?
"Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq." by William Shenstone
Oh, this self-realizing awareness
is beyond words and description!
The mind is not the world of children,
nor is it that of logicians.
"Response To A Logician" by Jetsun Milarepa
But yet, before they loaded up the vessel,
In fear of foreign treachery and hate,
They hurriedly translated into Russian
The sad descriptions of the soldiers' fate.
"The British Military Cemetery at Sebastopol" by Konstantin Simonov
His owners and drivers stood round in amaze —
What! Neddy, the patient, the prosperous Neddy,
So easy to drive, through the dirtiest ways,
For every description of job-work so ready!
"The Donkey and His Panniers" by Thomas Moore
Those dark eyes of her that fired him--
Those sweet accents that inspired him,
And her crown of glorious hair--
These things baffle my description;
I should have a fit conniption
If I tried--so I forbear!
"Lydia Dick" by Eugene Field

In news:

An association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometrial carcinoma was first suggested in 1949, 14 years after the original description of the syndrome.
S a page 1 story recaps, professionals and volunteers and agencies of various description do a magnificent job of responding whenever there is an emergency.
This doesn't need me to give it a description.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in never smoker-never drinkers: a descriptive epidemiologic study.
On her Dissident Prof blog, Mary Grabar writes about the job description for a faculty position in history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.
Alert shoppers know that an extra word in a product's description can make a big difference, and rarely for the better.
Description Watch this video to learn how to etch letters or numbers into the surface of a pumpkin.
Description Pumpkins and gourds make great fall decorations.
Diseases that Have Defied Description Can Now Be Described and Explained.
Surveying a few hundred years of media descriptions reveals a city of stark contradictions.
Description Exhale Core Fusion Lean & Toned Workout DVD.
Description The Half Pike With Tap exercise works your abs and obliques.
Contains frank descriptions of sexual conduct.
HOUSTON — When Wade Phillips' Houston Texans defense starts to dominate, the trendy descriptive term is "Bulls on Parade".
Description Start with a funny face, then build a worm as long as you like using individual cupcakes.

In science:

There are several ways to describe the category Θ, most of which give rather complicated descriptions of the morphisms; the main ob ject of this paper is to give a simple description of the ob jects and morphisms of Θ in terms of chain complexes and chain maps.
Simple omega-categories and chain complexes
We give a new description of the generating structures for the ob jects of Θ in Section 2 and the description of the category Θ itself in Section 3.
Simple omega-categories and chain complexes
Indeed, there is an exact duality between the ultraviolet description and the infrared description.
Cosmological unification of string theories
Therefore, we end up with a clear description of the n-particles states evolving in a quantum background which is an essential step toward the hamiltonian description of a self-gravitating quantum scalar field theory.
Three Dimensional Loop Quantum Gravity: Particles and the Quantum Double
In particular, we demonstrate that the ‘Hamiltonian billiards’ and the corresponding dynamical systems description can be viewed as yielding dual representations of the generic asymptotic dynamics (‘configuration space description’ vs. ‘momentum space description’).
The cosmological billiard attractor
These and other possible phenomena should be automatically included in a description which is covariant under the non-perturbative dualities of type II theories, but even in this case it would face the issue of the applicability of the tree-level low energy description which is the starting point of our discussion.
D-brane networks in flux vacua, generalized cycles and calibrations
It would be interesting to see if the description of Seiberg duality given in that reference (for instance, as Weyl reflections of the simple roots in the special case of the ADE quivers) can be given a worldsheet description.
D-branes in Unoriented Non-critical Strings and Duality in SO(N) and Sp(N) Gauge Theories
This XML file contains an architecture description and a description of the instruction set of the processor.
Cycle Accurate Binary Translation for Simulation Acceleration in Rapid Prototyping of SoCs
For example, taking the most condensed and succinct description of their experience and the swapping or interchanged some key words in their statements, the resultant statement ought to be the same as the description by the other twin.
The Twin Paradox Revisited and Reformulated -- On the Possibility of Detecting Absolute Motion
In the channel simulation problem these shared bits come in the form of the description of X n .1 However, the “reverse Shannon theorem ” of Bennett and Shor suggests that a description rate of the mutual information I (X ; Y ) of the joint distribution is all that is needed to successfully simulate a channel.
Communication Requirements for Generating Correlated Random Variables
The fact that both mass and spin characterize particles tells us that we have to take into account the spin beside the mass in the description of the dynamics of matter fields, as well as the geometry can not avoid to consider Cartan tensor beside the metric for a complete description of the geometrical background.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
The relativistic description of nature requires particles to be “spread up” to extended fields; but even after the generalization of Mechanics up to Field Theory, we didn’t have the right description of nature yet, since at small scales Heisenberg Principle of Uncertainty rules.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
Keldysh Green functions are now routinely used in description of electronic transport in mesoscopic systems48 and we believe that their application for the description of optical properties of QDs in the nonlinear regime is of methodological interest.
Optical spectra of a quantum dot in a microcavity in the nonlinear regime
This description is easy to calculate by computer and two such descriptions are easy to compare even by hand.
On tabulating virtual strings
If one’s goal is to numerically investigate a system governed by a local Hamiltonian, it is convenient to find a local description and update rules for the system. A Matrix Product State description is particularly suited to spin systems for which the connections do not form any loops.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation