"labels" in the noun sense
a brief description given for purposes of identification
"the label modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture"
2. label, recording label
trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
"the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent"
a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction
an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
"labels" in the verb sense
assign a label to designate with a label
"These students were labelled `learning disabled'"
2. tag, label, mark
attach a tag or label to
"label these bottles"
3. pronounce, label, judge
pronounce judgment on
"They labeled him unfit to work here"
distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
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