Descriptor meaning

dĭ-skrĭptər
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A word, phrase, or alphanumeric character used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system.
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A word or phrase used as a label to describe or classify.
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(1) A word or phrase that identifies a document in an indexed information retrieval system.
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(computing) The name of a category of data in an information storage and retrieval system.
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(comput.) A term used to identify or locate a file or specific data.
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(information science) A word that describes the subject of an article or book.
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Origin of descriptor

  • Late Latin dēscrīptor describer from Latin dēscrībere dēscrīpt- to describe describe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition