Incorrect spelling, explanation: you won’t find the word
describtion in any dictionary, because it doesn’t exist. Its spelling may cause some confusion because this noun is related to the verb describe. Because of that, some people might think that description should also be spelled with the -b consonant. However, it’s not true.
Correct spelling, explanation: the word description first appeared in the late 14th century. It comes from Old French description (12c.) and directly from Latin descriptionem (nominative descriptio). As you can see, the modern English version of this noun looks exactly like the Old French one. Therefore, description is the only correct form, while
describtion is a mistake.
Definition of description:
noun, a spoken or written account of a person, object, or event
Her description of what happened approximated the truth.
The guide gives a general description of the island.
Collocations with description:
Some most commonly used collocations include: accurate description, comprehensive description, and excellent description.
Give me an accurate description of your experience.
I think tutors should give their pupils a comprehensive description of every task.
This book is an excellent description of young love.
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