verbal description

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n verbal description a statement that represents something in words
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Usage

In literature:

But we must not belittle the power of verbal description.
"Alice of Old Vincennes" by Maurice Thompson
Apart from this verbal description we have two portraits painted while she was in prison.
"Famous Affinities of History, V2" by Lyndon Orr
Apart from this verbal description we have two portraits painted while she was in prison.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
The landscape is too vast, too complex, too grand for verbal description.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
I had no idea, from verbal description, of the beauty of these bluffs, nor can I hope to give any to others.
"Woman in the Nineteenth Century" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Description, verbal, a means of raising a stronger emotion than painting, i.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
None of the many boarding- and rooming-houses he visited had lost a lodger answering the verbal description of the missing man.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
We would rather construct or manipulate an object than merely learn its verbal description.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
The heat and acrimony of verbal critics have exceeded description.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Strangers need verbal descriptions; the heirs of the kingdom enjoy.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
No verbal description can give a correct idea of the elaborate workmanship of the numberless idols.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Such an impression is inevitably produced by every verbal description of a complicated process.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
No mere verbal description would suffice to describe them.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
In the beginning one finds it very difficult to identify a bird in any verbal description.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
Even the best human artist couldn't produce much of a likeness from a mere verbal description.
"Bedside Manner" by William Morrison
What verbal description of one of the heroes contradicts almost every one of the author's drawings of him?
"Trilbyana" by Joseph Benson Gilder & Jeannette Leonard Gilder
Objects themselves, rather than the verbal descriptions of objects, are presented to them.
"Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy." by Elizabeth P. Peabody
I was now in the midst of a scene of horror and darkness that may well be said to elude the power of verbal description.
"The Emigrant's Lost Son" by Anonymous
His glowing description of the heroine is a verbal portrait framed in music of golden beauty.
"Stars of the Opera" by Mabel Wagnalls
A series of amounts of it, varying from less to more, defines the ability itself in a way that no general verbal description can do.
"The Psychology of Arithmetic" by Edward L. Thorndike
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In science:

It is also possible to provide a verbal description of any class, something that is outside the scope of the relational model.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
There is a sense in which our verbal description of the meanings of the relevant beables (ˆa, ˆb, A, B , and λ) is potentially confusing.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
This part contains a verbal description of the process the model is intended to capture and the questions one hopes to answer using the model.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
This part contains a verbal description of the specific processes to be captured by the model.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
Ambiguities in the verbal description and incomplete information can be detected in the translation to an equation-based model.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
The algebraic framework also provides further advantages to the modeler: algebraic equations eliminate any ambiguity inherent in verbal descriptions.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
The difference in a verbal description or implementation might be hard to notice, but it is easy to see the difference by comparing the resulting polynomials.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
It eliminates any ambiguity created by a verbal description, and it is a compact format that can run on any system independent of software implementation, so parameters and rules are easily modified for further simulations.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
In Figure 3, these two verbal descriptions mean just to darken the corners of the alternative lattice units, the lattice units not marked with dimensions.
Isonemal Prefabrics with Perpendicular Axes of Symmetry
We see that Einstein’s verbal distinction was acceptably descriptive of the temporary situation envisaged, but there was to be no physical difference between K and K’.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
The latter departed radically from the notion of root-and-pattern morphology in the description of the Arabic verbal stem (see §3).
Computing Prosodic Morphology
A similar verbal description can be made for the other operations.
Sensitivity Analysis for Declarative Relational Query Languages with Ordinal Ranks
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