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Stemmer   /stˈɛmər/   Listen
Stemmer

noun
1.
A worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books.  Synonyms: sprigger, stripper.
2.
A worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers.
3.
An algorithm for removing inflectional and derivational endings in order to reduce word forms to a common stem.  Synonym: stemming algorithm.
4.
A miner's tamping bar for ramming packing in over a blasting charge.
5.
A device for removing stems from fruit (as from grapes or apples).






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"Stemmer" Quotes from Famous Books



... Iphition: him the chariots of the Achaians clave with their tires asunder in the forefront of the battle, and over him Achilles pierced in the temples, through his bronze-cheeked helmet, Demoleon, brave stemmer of battle, Antenor's son. No stop made the bronze helmet, but therethrough sped the spear-head and clave the bone, and the brain within was all scattered: that stroke made ending of his zeal. Then Hippodamas, as he leapt ...
— The Iliad of Homer • Homer (Lang, Leaf, Myers trans.)



Words linked to "Stemmer" :   algorithmic rule, algorithmic program, sprigger, tamping bar, stem, device, worker, tamper, tamp, stripper, stemming algorithm, algorithm



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