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stem

stem - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stem

Definition
(noun) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
Synonyms : base , radical , root , root word , theme
Example Sentence
  • thematic vowels are part of the stem

Definition
(noun) a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
Synonyms : stalk

Definition
(noun) cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
Synonyms : shank

Definition
(noun) the tube of a tobacco pipe
Definition
(noun) front part of a vessel or aircraft
Synonyms : bow , fore , prow
Example Sentence
  • he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line

Definition
(noun) a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
Synonyms : stem turn

Definition
(verb) grow out of, have roots in, originate in
Example Sentence
  • The increase in the national debt stems from the last war

Definition
(verb) cause to point inward
Example Sentence
  • stem your skis

Definition
(verb) stop the flow of a liquid
Synonyms : halt , stanch , staunch
Example Sentence
  • staunch the blood flow
  • stem the tide

Definition
(verb) remove the stem from
Example Sentence
  • for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stem

meaning of stem is opposite of what a stem of a plant does ; It lets the nutrients travel accross and lets the water from root upward ! But stem means to stop the flow !
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by khushi5

steam is good for cold, it can stop nose flowing.. & steam is also arise from water, and water is the only fluid which travels through main axis of a plant. ;)
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by sukhoyash

They stemmed the stem and sprayed some pesticide.
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by garrulous

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