Meaning of stem

Definition of stem

(noun) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
the tube of a tobacco pipe
front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
(verb) grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"
cause to point inward; "stem your skis"
stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"
remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"

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