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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something;
- Example: "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
[syn: form, word form, signifier, descriptor]

2. a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system;


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

descriptor n 1: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached" [syn: form, word form, signifier, descriptor] 2: a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):

descriptor An integer, string or other small data value which refers to one of several objects allocated to a program by the operating system, usually the kernel. A common example is a Unix file descriptor which is a small integer that identifies an I/O channel. Another example is a reference to an area of memory (e.g. shared memory). Compare capability. (1998-02-06)




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