Definition of descriptor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈskrɪptə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈskrɪptər//
(linguistics) Linguistic devices
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a word or expression used to describe or identify something See related entries: Linguistic devices Word Origin1930s: from Latin, literally ‘describer’, from descript- ‘written down’, from the verb describere ‘write down’ from de- ‘down’ + scribere ‘write’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: descriptor