Definition of stop list in English:

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noun

  • 1A list of people deprived of particular rights, privileges, or services, in particular a list of people with whom members of an association are forbidden to do business.
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    • Many people on bail will find that their passport details are on the immigration stop list, which means that the officer won't let you through.
    • Bail is sometimes given on a surety basis, probably less so than in the past, but the growing practice is to place the suspect's passport number on the stop list at airports and ports.
  • 2A list of words automatically omitted from a computer-generated concordance or index, typically the most frequent words, which would slow down processing unacceptably.
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    • A neat touch is the stop optimisation facility, which re-orders the stop list to eliminate or reduce doubling back on yourself.

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