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Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

abbr. for scanning transmission electron microscope.

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stem

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 21 words.

head in a certain direction XIV; †ram (a vessel) with the stem XV; make headway against XVI. f. STEM

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Stemmer

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

North German: habitational name from places called Stemmen, Stemmer, or Stemmern.

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stem

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 15 words.

from stem to stern from the front to the back, especially of a ship.

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stem

Bas Aarts.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 252 words.

Morphology. An element in *word structure.

The terms stem, *base, and *root are sometimes used

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stem

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

In palaeography, the stem is the main, vertical stroke in letters such as b, h, l, p, r, t, and y. The stem is more specifically described as an ‘ascender’ ...

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stemmer

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 45 words.

A computer program which determines the stem of a word. For example it is able to determine the stem ‘cat’ from the word ‘cats’. Such programs are employed in ...

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stemmer

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 45 words.

A computer program which determines the stem of a word. For example it is able to determine the stem ‘dog’ from the word ‘dogfood’. Such programs are employed in ...

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stem

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 60 words.

In palaeography, the stem is the main, vertical stroke in letters such as b, h, l, p

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stem

Edited by Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 57 words.

The terms stem and stalk tend to be used somewhat carelessly by winemakers, if not by viticulturists. For information about

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stem

Edited by Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 46 words.

The terms stem and stalk tend to be used somewhat carelessly by winemakers, if not by viticulturists. For information about

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stemmer

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A computer program which determines the stem of a word. For example it is able to determine the stem ‘cat’ from the word ‘cats’. Such programs are employed in search engines to construct...

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stemming

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The returning of documents which contain words that are prefixed by a search term provided by the user of a search engine. For example, a search engine which uses stemming responds to a...

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Stem

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 176 words.

A term in grammar and word-formation for a root plus the element that fits it into the flow of language. Stems are basic to such inflected languages as Latin and rare in analytic languages...

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stem

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

1 The foremost timber or steel member forming the bow of a vessel joined at the bottom to the keel either by scarfing, in the case of wood, or riveting or welding in the case...

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orthotropic stem

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5 words.

An erect stem.

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stem <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

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plagiotropic stem

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7 words.

A stem that grows horizontally.

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stemming <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 13 words.

US Begging on the streets. 1924–. [From stem noun 2.]

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twining stem, twisted stem

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 42 words.

*Moulding resembling a long, thin, cylindrical rod with a stem wrapped around it, forming a spiral ornament set in

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Stem cells

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling.

in The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Molecular and Cell Biology. 3803 words.

How are the billions of cells in our bodies made? In plants and animals, there are cells capable of producing every type of cell the organism will need from birth to death. Once an organism...

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