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Definition 1: a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system - [noun denoting cognition]

(descriptor is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(descriptor belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 2: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where descriptor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached

Synonyms for descriptor in the sense of this definition

(descriptor is a kind of ...) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

"words are the blocks from which sentences are made" "he hardly said ten words all morning"

(... is a kind of descriptor ) a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced as one word

"`NATO' is an initialism for North Atlantic Treaty Organization" "the word `scuba' is an acronym for s(elf)-c(ontained) u(nderwater) b(reathing) a(pparatus)"

(... is a kind of descriptor ) a shortened form of a word or phrase

(... is a kind of descriptor ) the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary

(... is a kind of descriptor ) a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes

(... is a kind of descriptor ) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

"thematic vowels are part of the stem"

(... is a kind of descriptor ) a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error

(... is a kind of descriptor ) the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton

(... is a kind of descriptor ) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

(descriptor belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

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