specifier

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See also: spécifier

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From specify +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

specifier (plural specifiers)

  1. A person or thing that specifies.
    • 2020 May 20, Industry Insider, “An online boost for freight”, in Rail, page 68:
      The specifiers of the Freightliner network had the foresight to base the rail journey on carrying ISO containers which are 8ft wide and originally 8ft tall (although now increased to a height of 9ft 6ins), with a variety of lengths.
  2. (linguistics) A component of a phrase that is non-recursive and not found as a sister of the head of the phrase, but rather as a daughter of the maximal projection of the phrase.

Coordinate terms[edit]

component of a phrase

Derived terms[edit]