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stem(
stehm
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (botany)
a. el tallo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The stem of this plant is thin and hollow.El tallo de esta planta es fino y hueco.
b. el pedúnculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(of a flower, leaf or fruit)
Cut each stem of the flower at an angle with scissors.Corta al bies con una tijera cada pedúnculo de la flor.
2. (part of a glass)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Always hold the wine glass by the stem.Agarra siempre las copas de vino por el pie.
3. (part of a pipe)
a. el tubo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The stem of the pipe is made from wood.El tubo de la pipa está hecho de madera.
4. (grammar)
a. la raíz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The stem of some verbs changes to indicate tense.La raíz de algunos verbos cambia para indicar el tiempo gramatical.
b. el tema
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Most word stems in Spanish come from Latin and Greek words.La mayoría de los temas de las palabras en español provienen de palabras latinas y griegas.
5. (mechanics)
a. el vástago
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
One tire of the car is losing air from the valve stem.Una de las ruedas del automóvil está perdiendo aire por el vástago de la válvula.
6. (nautical)
a. la roda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The ship was struck by the stem of a steamboat.El barco fue golpeado por la roda de un barco de vapor.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
7. (to halt)
a. detener
I tried to stem the blood flow with my hand.Intenté detener la hemorragia con mi mano.
b. contener
The surgeon managed to stem the blood flow, and amputation was not necessary.El cirujano logró contener la hemorragia, por lo que no hizo falta amputar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
8. (to be the result of; used with "from")
a. provenir de
All Romance languages stem from Latin.Todas las lenguas romances provienen del latín.
b. derivar de
Their financial problems stem from their lack of organization.Sus problemas financieros derivan de su falta de organización.
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stem
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of plant)
a. el tallo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of glass)
a. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (of tobacco pipe)
a. el tubo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
4. (of word)
a. la raíz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (halt)
a. contener
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (general)
a.
to stem fromderivarse de
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stem [stem]
noun
1 [of plant] tallo (m); [of tree] tronco (m); [of leaf] pedúnculo (m); [of glass] pie (m); [of pipe] tubo (m); cañón (m); (Mec) vástago (m); [of word] tema (m)
2 (Náut) roda (f); tajamar (m)
from stem to stern de proa a popa
intransitive verb
to stem from sth ser el resultado de algo
modifier
stem cell (n) célula (f) madre
stem cell research (n) investigación (f) con células madre
stem [stem]
transitive verb
(check, stop) [+blood] restañar; [+attack, flood] detener
to stem the tide of events detener el curso de los acontecimientos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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