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{description} is about the `description` list environment. If you use this tag, add the more general {lists} tag.

The environment is used to create "description lists," where each item is marked by a custom label. If you use this tag, add the more general tag. For bulleted lists, one uses the environment, and for numbered lists, one uses the environment.

Typically, description is used like this:

\begin{description}
    \item[Label one] The first item
    \item[Label two] The second item
    \item[Label three] (and so on...)
\end{description}

There are a few packages for customizing the appearance of the description environment.

  1. The package (package documentation) provides an interface to adjust the vertical and horizontal spacing of list items, define custom list environments, and change the format of list items.
  2. The package (package documentation) provides commands for using lists, including descriptions, compactly within paragraphs.

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