1. [ noun ] (linguistics) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
Synonyms: form signifier word_form

"the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"

Related terms: word root citation_form ghost_word singular etymon plural abbreviation acronym linguistics
2. [ noun ] a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system
Related terms: information computer_science
Similar spelling:   descriptive