Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as blasting-needle.
  • noun An implement used in making joints tight by means of cement.
  • noun One who removes stems; especially one who separates the midribs from the leaves of tobacco.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, stems (in any of the senses of the verbs).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun computing (linguistics) Software used to produce the stem from the inflected form of words.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers
  • noun a miner's tamping bar for ramming packing in over a blasting charge
  • noun an algorithm for removing inflectional and derivational endings in order to reduce word forms to a common stem
  • noun a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
  • noun a device for removing stems from fruit (as from grapes or apples)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In such a context, the term stemmer transcends sheer comic relief, into a realm of sobering relevance threatening to become terminal.

    Stemmers, Part I

  • By Jonathan, at 6/09/2007 9: 06 PM is it possible to post your src code? looking at this reminds me of the rules in porter stemmer. haha I was intending to do a dutton speedword software to add into babelfish (english-dutton speedword) but sadly I couldnt find the word list around. power of zipf's law 8p thx

    Yublin shorthand for speed-writing

  • As you can see at right, we used a hand-cranked crusher/de-stemmer.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • As you can see at right, we used a hand-cranked crusher/de-stemmer.

    Naming My 2006 Cabernet Franc

  • Here, you'll see how grapes go from the vineyard, to the de-stemmer (you can work the line if you ask nicely), to the crusher and then to the fermentation tanks.

    Travel: Grape Escapes

  • Here you'll see how grapes go from the vineyard, to the de-stemmer (you can work the line if you ask nicely), to the crusher and then to the fermentation tanks.

    The Good Life

  • A tool to aid that consistancy, in a limited manner, is the del.icio.us tag stemmer.

    Folksonomies

  • A tool to aid that consistancy, in a limited manner, is the del.icio.us tag stemmer.

    Archive 2005-01-30

  • But they had women stemming, but I never was a stemmer.

    Oral History Interview with Annie Mack Barbee, May 28, 1979. Interview H-0190. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Here we find the street stemmer, the stall operator, and the panhandler, who accept the resentment of the community in order to buttonhole it into buying or giving something.

    Behavior in Public Places

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