Can anyone tell me what the difference between description and meta-description?

I've just read on the WordPress blog to mainly use "meta-description" as it's strongly recommended. I'm confused.

<meta name="description" content="">
<meta name="meta-description" content="">
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    Can you give a link to this blog post you read? It doesn't sound right to me. Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 11:02
  • @StephenOstermiller thank you for the input. Actually this is an advice from SEO expert, i ll ask him any website link that explaining this.
    – tonoslfx
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 11:42

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"meta-description" is a notation that means: meta element with the description name. (I’m using it for example in this answer.)

So you don’t use meta-description as name (which would be invalid anyway, because it’s not registered), but description.

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