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stopword

Line breaks: stop|word

Definition of stopword in English:

noun

A word that is automatically omitted from a computer-generated concordance or index.
Example sentences
  • Most novice searchers, and even skilled searchers who are frustrated in a search session, still put stopwords in their queries, but skilled searchers consider this to be just silly.

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