descriptor


de·scrip·tor

noun \di-ˈskrip-tər\

Definition of DESCRIPTOR

:  something (as a word or characteristic feature) that serves to describe or identify; especially :  a word or phrase (as an index term) used to identify an item (as a subject or document) in an information retrieval system

First Known Use of DESCRIPTOR

1933

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