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Noun: descriptor  di'skrip-tu(r)
  1. (linguistics) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    "the inflected descriptors of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached";
    - form, word form, signifier
  2. (computing) a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system

Derived forms: descriptors

Type of: information, word

Encyclopedia: Descriptor