The part of an inflected word which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) throughout a given inflection; theme; base.
A word from which other words can be constructed by adding anahooks. See Anahook.
The noun or verb base formed by the addition of derivational affixes to the root. Thus, in Greek, doro- is the stem of the noun doron, "gift"; do- is the root, ro is the affix (in this case, a suffix). Also called base in recent grammars. In Hebrew, the term is used to designate verb forms that express certain kinds of action and voice; the major Hebrew verbal stems are qal, niphal, piel, pual, hithpael, hiphil, and hophal.
a shortened version of a word formed according to an algorithm for stemming (see entry in glossary), that aims to remove some or all of the suffixes
that part of a word to which inflectional affixes are attached (it consists of the root plus any derivational affixes.
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
The verbal stem refers to the conjugation of Hebrew verbs. The basis stems are the Qal, Niphal, Piel, Pual, Hithpael, Hiphil and Hophal stems.
The first part of a word or series of words. Words with the same stem are usually related, e.g. communicate, communicates, communication, communication, communicative all share the same stem of communicat. A word stem is usually used together with a wildcard character to perform a truncation search. This is a searching trick to ensure you get all the articles that use the concept that the stem relates to even if they use a different word.
A base that has lexical meaning. Inflectional affixes are added to stems. If a stem is a complesx morpheme, it may be a word.