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Definition of the noun descriptor

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noun - plural: descriptors

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

Alternative definition of the noun descriptor


  1. [computing] The name of a category of data in an information storage and retrieval system.
  2. [information science] A word that describes the subject of an article or book.

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Google previewFoundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (1984)

Fourth Conference, Bangalore, India December 13-15, 1984. Proceedings by M. Joseph, R. Shyamasundar

case 3 A descriptor is a pair and B2 a bop.

case 7 A descriptor is an edge and B2 a bop.

Google previewHappiness Quantified (2007)

A Satisfaction Calculus Approach by Bernard van Praag, Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell

For instance, the US noise descriptor is the noise-exposure forecast (NEF), the UK noise descriptor is the noise and number index (NNI), whereas the Dutch noise descriptor is the Kosten-unit (Ku) for the present study.2 The NDI is derived from ...

Google previewMechanical and Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Modified Materials (2015)

Performance Evaluation and Selection by Seghir Maamir, A. K. Haghi

The GIST descriptor is a global descriptor of an image that represents the dominant spatial structures of the scene in the image. Each image is represented by a 320 dimensional vector (per color band). The feature vector corresponds to the ...

Google preview11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering - PSE2012 (2012)

by Iftekhar a Karimi, Rajagopalan Srinivasan

Molecular Signatures The molecular signature descriptor is a representation of the extended valence sequence of the...

Another convenient feature of the signature descriptor is the coloring function, which can be tailored to include useful ...

Google previewCommunication and Architectural Support for Network-Based Parallel Computing (1997)

First International Workshop, CANPC'97, San Antonio, Texas, USA, February 1-2, 1997 Proceedings by Dhabaleswar K. Panda, Craig B. Stunkel

A copy descriptor is an integer array which describes the types and lengths of the fields to be copied and/or skipped when...

Google previewThe Compiler Design Handbook (2002)

Optimizations and Machine Code Generation by Y.N. Srikant, Priti Shankar

The cse assignment descriptor is a tuple〈N, Id, Temp, V1 ,...,V n〉 where N is the source line number to which the subexpression corresponds, Id is the unique identifier value that is assigned to each subexpression, Temp is the variable that is ...

Google previewProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (2014)

Signature Descriptor The signature descriptor is a fragment based descriptor which encodes the environment around a central atom up to a pre-defined height , h. An example of this is shown below: For the structure in Fig. 1, the height two ...

Google previewCustomer-based IP Service Monitoring with Mobile Software Agents (2002)

by Manuel Günter

The forwarding descriptor is a class of its own that encodes if this message is handled only by the receiver or if it has to be forwarded, and if so, in what way ( see section 2.4). The implementation supports two special forwarding modes: ...

Google previewBiomedical Image Analysis (2014)

Statistical and Variational Methods by Aly A. Farag

A feature descriptor is a representation of a feature, or a region around a feature, computed from attributes such as intensity, color, or texture of the feature or the ...

Google previewThe Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film (2017)

by Samantha Colling

The girl teen film descriptor is an awkward turn of phrase, but it emphasizes the Hollywood notion of girlhood that these films create. The label does not imply that the appeal of these films is only to girls or indeed to people aged thirteen to ...

Google previewAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2013 (2013)

14th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, Nanjing, China, December 13-16, 2013, Proceedings by Benoit Huet, Chong-Wah Ngo, Jinhui Tang, Zhi-Hua Zhou, Alexander G. Hauptmann, Shuicheng Yan

Introduction The feature descriptor is a quantitative description of local image structure and it is expected to ...

Google previewAustralia as US Client State (2014)

The Geopolitics of De-Democratisation and Insecurity by E. Paul

But a more realistic descriptor is that of global corporatism and far more dangerous because it incorporates the military supremacy and ideological ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1990)

Volume 7 - Evolution of Computerized Maintenance Management to Generation of Random Numbers by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Indexed Descriptor Access Method (IDAM) This rather elegant approach to secondary key access takes advantage ...

Google previewDictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2016)

by Arnold E. Bender

Generic descriptor Folacin Folic acid Specific compounds (a) Folic acid Pteroyl glutamic acid (b) Folic acid glutamate (2) Pteroyldiglutamic acid (c) Tetrahydrofolic acid Tetrahydropteroyl glutamic acid 2. Generic descriptor: Menaquinone ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1992)

Volume 50 - Supplement 13:: Achieving Compatibility of Indexing Languages in Online Access Environment to Vietnam: Libraries and Information Services by Allen Kent

INDEXED DESCRIPTOR ACCESS METHOD (IDAM) This rather elegant approach to secondary key access takes advantage of the fact that most records do not need to be retrieved by all attributes. This is particularly true in text retrieval where ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2010)

by Moselio Schaechter

Defining Statement Discovery of Cold-Adapted Microbes Evolution of Cold Adaptation Glossary barophilic Descriptor for cultured members of the domain Bacteria or Archaea that grow more rapidly under elevated hydrostatic pressures of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Defining Statement Discovery of Cold-Adapted Microbes Evolution of Cold Adaptation Glossary barophilic Descriptor for cultured members of the domain Bacteria or Archaea that grow more rapidly under elevated hydrostatic pressures of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Computer Science (2016)

by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi, Anne Kerr

process descriptor A set of information that defines the status of resources allocated to a *process. When a system ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition - (2003)

by Miriam Drake

STALL-AND-BUFFET (descriptor) Stall pertains to the condition of partially or wholly separated flow on an airfoil at high angles of attack. Buffet is the disturbance due to periodic boundary layer separation on a surface, or the motion of a ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Computer Science (2004)

by Edwin D. Reilly

The descriptor table maps a unique name x to a descriptor for the object. The descriptor contains a presence bit with P = 1 , meaning that the object is in main memory, a usage bit with [7=1, meaning that the object has been recently used, ...

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Scrabble value of D2E1S1C3R1I1P3T1O1R1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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