from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Computer Science A word, phrase, or alphanumeric character used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system.
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- n. The name of a category of data in an information storage and retrieval system.
- n. A word that describes the subject of an article or book.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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.