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Noun: stemmer  ste-mu(r)
  1. A worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
    - stripper, sprigger
  2. A worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers
  3. An algorithm for removing inflectional and derivational endings in order to reduce word forms to a common stem
    - stemming algorithm
  4. A miner's tamping bar for ramming packing in over a blasting charge
  5. A device for removing stems from fruit (as from grapes or apples)

Derived forms: stemmers

Type of: algorithm, algorithmic program, algorithmic rule, device, tamp, tamper, tamping bar, worker

Encyclopedia: Stemmer