Definition of Stemming

1. Verb. (present participle of stem) ¹



2. Noun. (nautical) Movement against a current, especially a tidal current. ¹

3. Noun. A process for removing the inflexional, and sometimes derivational, affixes from words. ¹

4. Noun. (context: rock climbing) The technique of bridging between two holds with hands and/or feet, applying forces to each in opposing directions in order to brace oneself in position. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stemming

1. stem [v] - See also: stem

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stemming

stemmas
stemmata
stemmatic
stemmatics
stemmatology
stemme
stemmed
stemmer
stemmeries
stemmers
stemmery
stemmes
stemmier
stemmiest
stemminess
stemming (current term)
stemming algorithm
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stems
stems-and-leaves
stems and leaves

Literary usage of Stemming

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1. Standardization of Mining Methods by Charles A. Mitke (1919)
"It naturally became the practice for miners in this country to load a hole with powder and then use an extra amount for stemming', thus establishing a ..."

2. Standardization of Mining Methods by Charles A. Mitke (1919)
"It naturally became the practice for miners in this country to load a hole with powder and then use an extra amount for stemming, thus establishing a custom ..."

3. Transactions of the Manchester Geological Society by Manchester Geological Society (1890)
"This experiment, in Mr. Grundy's opinion, proved the danger which attends the incautious stemming of shot holes in mines where blasting is practised, ..."

4. Ski-running by Willi Rickmer Rickmers, D. M. M. Crichton Somerville (1907)
"stemming. stemming is akin to snow-ploughing, and by some German writers the stemming position is termed the half-snow-plough position. ..."

5. Ski-running by D. M. M. Crichton Somerville, Willi Rickmer Rickmers (1905)
"stemming. stemming is akin to snow-ploughing, and by some German writers the stemming position is termed the half-snow-plough position. ..."

6. The Culture of Tobacco by George M. Odlum, Brith South Africa Company (1905)
"stemming OR STRIPPING. The tobacco is placed in a very moist condition, ... Machines have been invented for the stemming or stripping of tobacco. ..."

7. The American Quarterly Review by Robert Walsh (1835)
"They are stemming a torrent which threatens to sweep away every vestige of the golden age of novel writing. Our chief hope of thorough reform in this ..."

8. Essays, Political, Historical, and Miscellaneous by Archibald Alison (1850)
"and therefore esteemed, the national will; and many opportunities of stemming the torrent, which, as Dumont shows, afterwards arose, were irrecoverably ..."

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