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  • n  the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
  • n  a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system

  • In June, Mitch Stripling, an emergency planner who recently moved to New York City, printed cards with cell-phone, e-mail and descriptor ("neo Victorian calling card thingy") info .
  • However, "Big, Fat Idiot" is just a perfect descriptor for Rush.
  • And it's an emerging descriptor for the wary but genuine approval that Christian conservatives have given to Mitt Romney, below, despite their differences with Mormons.

  • Philip Ruddock in Sydney Morning Herald
    It is quite clear there are some people who fit the 'descriptor' that is included in the Act to make control orders possible,Mr Ruddock told ABC television. "I would expect that a person who has trained with a terrorist organisation - that...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in United Press International
    Barack and I were talking before we came out here,Clinton told attendees, "and he said 'You look kind of rested.' I said 'kind of' is the right descriptor."
  • Jim Allchin in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    People got carried away,Allchin said in a recent interview. "Anytime Microsoft does something, everybody wants to do it. ...... It became a worthless descriptor."

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