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Dictionary definition for: Label

1. (n) a brief description given for purposes of identification; "the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture"

2. (v) assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled "learning disabled"

3. (n) trade name of a company that produces musical recordings; "the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent"

4. (v) attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"

5. (n) a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction

6. (v) pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"

7. (n) an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

8. (v) distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom

9. (v) 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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