design

  

Definition

Realization of a concept or idea into a configuration, drawing, model, mould, pattern, plan or specification (on which the actual or commercial production of an item is based) and which helps achieve the item's designated objective(s).

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  • The dress that the actress wore to the awards ceremony was an original design by a dressmaker out of New York City.

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  • With its sleek curves and lack of edges, the design of the new building reflected the architects vision of a power-saving building of the future.

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  • The cut and design of the dress were not suitable for her figure. A more flattering design, made with a less clingy fabric, may have worked better.

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Notable Quotes

  • What are your weaknesses?
    "You may know how to design a widget, but not know a thing about running an efficient manufacturing plant. Apple designs and markets its nifty iPods and iPhones, but lets someone else slap them together. Countless Webpreneurs farm out the design of their sites and back-office payment systems. Wasting resources just to be mediocre is suicide. Stick to core competencies and find trusted partners to handle the rest."
    - Brett Nelson

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