design

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design


Design is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
design

Plural
designs

  1. (countable & uncountable) Design is how something looks and works.
    Honda has a new engine in design.
    The new ski design made them 4% faster than his old skis.
    After graduating from Art & Design at university, he started his own fashion company.

Verb[change]

Plain form
design

Third-person singular
designs

Past tense
designed

Past participle
designed

Present participle
designing

  1. (transitive) If you design something, you plan and show how it will look and work.
    The team was asked to design a new video game controller.