American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Computer Science A word, phrase, or alphanumeric character used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system.
- n. computing The name of a category of data in an information storage and retrieval system.
- n. information science A word that describes the subject of an article or book.
- n. a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system
- n. the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
- Late Latin, describer, from Latin dēscrībere, dēscrīpt-, to describe; see describe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The real reason the gay movement seeks the term marriage as a descriptor is the thinking that this confers acceptability to homosexuality.”
“On Martha's shows, the main descriptor of EVERYTHING is "nice".”
“What I was going to say was that "geek" as a descriptor is no longer constrained to the technical professions, at least in my peer group.”
“Many of you have been personally touched by violence, as I have -- and though I used a one-word descriptor, I'm betting we'd all be hard-pressed to find just one word to describe the deep wound of the violent act we individually suffered.”
“That's the most concise one-word descriptor of hizz (dis) honor I've seen.”
“That the two word descriptor has been added to differentiate between permanent and temporary death speaks volumes towards the lack of impact a character death has.”
“The value is stored internally in a structure known as the descriptor cache.”
“Unfortunately that two-word descriptor "when healthy" is an intricate part of any Reyes scouting report.”
“Following the TV documentary, McIvor said: "We will develop a product labelling descriptor system that will allow wholesalers and retailers to clearly identify the production system their pork has been grown under.”
“On success, the call returns a watch descriptor, which is used to identify this particular watch uniquely.”
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Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
shapely adjectives and descriptors
words that are beautiful, whether because of sound, meaning, or both.
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