[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.
[dih-zahyn] /dɪˈzaɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), especially to plan the form and structure of: to design a new bridge. 2. to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully. 3. to intend for a definite purpose: a scholarship designed for foreign students. […]
[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
[oh-ver-di-tur-muh-ney-shuh n] /ˈoʊ vər dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən/ noun, Psychoanalysis. 1. the concept that a single emotional symptom or event, as a dream or a slip of the tongue, may be caused by more than one factor. overdetermination o·ver·de·ter·mi·na·tion (ō’vər-dĭ-tûr’mə-nā’shən) n. In psychoanalytic theory, the concept that multiple causes collaborate to produce a single behavior, emotion, […]
[oh-ver-di-tur-mind] /ˌoʊ vər dɪˈtɜr mɪnd/ adjective 1. excessively or unduly .