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Overview of noun stem

The noun stem has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (23) root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical

((linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem")

2. (10) stalk, stem

(a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ)

3. (1) shank, stem

(cylinder forming a long narrow part of something)

4. stem

(the tube of a tobacco pipe)

5. bow, fore, prow, stem

(front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line")

6. stem turn, stem

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


Overview of verb stem

The verb stem has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (19) stem

(grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war")

2. stem

(cause to point inward; "stem your skis")

3. stem, stanch, staunch, halt

(stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide")

4. stem

(remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed")

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