descriptor

Definitions of descriptor
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n the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

Synonyms:
form, signifier, word form
Types:
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plural, plural form
the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
singular, singular form
the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
ghost word
a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
base, radical, root, root word, stem, theme
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
etymon, root
a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
citation form, entry word, main entry word
the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
abbreviation
a shortened form of a word or phrase
acronym
a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
apocope
abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds
Type of:
word
a unit of language that native speakers can identify

n a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system

Type of:
information
knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

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