Definitions of stem:
  • noun:   the tube of a tobacco pipe
  • noun:   a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
  • noun:   cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
  • noun:   a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
  • noun:   front part of a vessel or aircraft
  • noun:   (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    Example: "Thematic vowels are part of the stem"
  • verb:   grow out of, have roots in, originate in
    Example: "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"
  • verb:   cause to point inward
    Example: "Stem your skis"
  • verb:   stop the flow of a liquid
  • verb:   remove the stem from
    Example: "For automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #17968)

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