[dih-skrip-tiv] /dɪˈskrɪp tɪv/
having the quality of describing; characterized by description:
a descriptive passage in an essay.
noting, concerned with, or based upon the fact or experience.
characterized by or based upon the classification and description of material in a given field:
characterized by or containing description; serving to describe
(grammar) (of an adjective) serving to describe the referent of the noun modified, as for example the adjective brown as contrasted with my and former
relating to or based upon description or classification rather than explanation or prescription: descriptive linguistics
1751, from Late Latin descriptivus, from descript-, past participle stem of describere (see description). Related: Descriptively; descriptiveness.
[verb dez-ig-neyt; adjective dez-ig-nit, -neyt] /verb ˈdɛz ɪgˌneɪt; adjective ˈdɛz ɪg nɪt, -ˌneɪt/ verb (used with object), designated, designating. 1. to mark or point out; indicate; show; specify. 2. to denote; indicate; signify. 3. to name; entitle; style. 4. to nominate or select for a duty, office, purpose, etc.; appoint; assign. adjective 5. named or […]
- Nondestructive testing
/ˌnɒndɪˈstrʌktɪv/ noun 1. any of several methods of detecting flaws in metals without causing damage. The most common techniques involve the use of X-rays, gamma rays, and ultrasonic vibrations NDT
[dih-teyld, dee-teyld] /dɪˈteɪld, ˈdi teɪld/ adjective 1. having many : a detailed problem. 2. thorough in the treatment of ; minute: a detailed report. /ˈdiːteɪld/ adjective 1. having many details or giving careful attention to details: a detailed list of the ingredients required
[dih-tur-juh nt] /dɪˈtɜr dʒənt/ noun 1. any of a group of synthetic, organic, liquid or water-soluble cleaning agents that, unlike soap, are not prepared from fats and oils, are not inactivated by hard water, and have wetting-agent and emulsifying-agent properties. 2. a similar substance that is oil-soluble and capable of holding insoluble foreign matter in […]