Example sentences for: description

How can you use “description” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • If the evaluation question involved an understanding of working conditions for migrant laborers or workers in heavy industry, a thick description, even including information on how exhausted the evaluator felt in the heat, would be more appropriate-according to some case study methodologists-than only recording that the thermometer registered 95 degrees.

  • A description of the methods of acquisition and withdrawal of Federal mission PP&E.

  • For the description of the meeting, see CIA memo, Moseman to Tenet, Mar.

  • To illustrate differences among types of information, we might base the conclusion that "the day was hot" on data from an instrument that records the room temperature (numerical and objective), a record of the atmospheric temperature as written down by an observer checking a thermometer (numerical and relatively nonsubjective), a survey asking people how hot they felt (nonnumerical and subjective), and a "thick" description of what clothes people were wearing, how much they perspired or shivered, whether they turned up the furnace or the air conditioner, and how much energy they seemed to have for work (nonnumerical and judgmental).

  • A fuller description of the analysis is available on request.

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