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  Definition of stem
  1. a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
  2. front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
  3. cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
  4. the tube of a tobacco pipe
  5. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
  6. a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
  7. remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
  8. stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them the tide"
  9. grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"
  10. cause to point inward; "stem your skis"
Similar Words: stem turn, bow, fore, prow, shank, root, root word, base, theme, radical, stalk, stanch, staunch, halt

 

Hyponyms: gynophore, carpophore, filament, funicle, funiculus, petiolule, cane, sporangiophore, cutting, slip, tuber, rhizome, rootstock, rootstalk, axis, caudex, beanstalk, cladode, cladophyll, phylloclad, phylloclade, stock, stipe, scape, flower stalk, petiole, leafstalk, bulb, corm, branch, culm, haulm, halm, trunk, tree trunk, bole

 

Part Meronyms: vessel, watercraft, anchor, ground tackle, key, handle, grip, handgrip, hold, nail, pin, wineglass, pipe, tobacco pipe

 

Derivational Morphology: stemmer, stemming algorithm, root, root word, base, theme, radical, stop, halt, stem turn

 

 
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