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de•scrip•tor



Pronunciation: (di-skrip'tur), [key]
n.
1. a significant word or phrase used to categorize or describe text or other material, esp. when indexing or in an information retrieval system.
2. Computers.a data item that stores the attributes of some other datum: a task descriptor.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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