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description

 \begin{description}
 \item[label] First item
 \item[label] Second item
 ....
 \end{description}

The description environment is used to make labeled lists. The label is bold face and flushed right. The text of the \item command is indented.

Typical usage is for descriptive lists or lists of definitions; the label is then the name of the item being described or defined.


See also Environments, Lists, Counters
See also Enumerate
See also \item
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Revised 18 May 1995.