Correct spelling, explanation: description is a noun that originates from Old French description, from Latin dēscrīptiō, noun of action of dēscrībō. The etymology makes it clear that it should be spelled with the -p consonant, not the -b consonant. Therefore, the only correct form is description, not
describtion. It may be confusing to some people because of the verb describe.
Definition of description:
noun, a statement, picture in words, or account that describes
Can you give me a description of the thief?
There was a degree of exaggeration in his description of events.
Collocations with description:
Some most commonly used collocations include: full description, exact description, and brief description.
The catalogue gives a full description of each product.
The police asked for a detailed description of the suspect.
Can you provide me with a brief description of your work experience?
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word
describtion is not correct – it shouldn’t contain the -b letter. This mistake may come from the fact that the root of this noun (to describe) is spelled with the -b. The derivation is quite different in this regard. We must remember to replace this letter with the -p consonant to get the correct version, which is description.
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