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n. ~ 1. A short description used as an identifier. - 2. A tag, piece of paper, or other material with identifying information attached to the thing identified. - 3. Computing · In a program, code at the beginning of a statement used to refer to that statement. - 4. Computing · Identifying information at the head of a tape.


A label2 may be made from a variety of materials, including paper, plastic, leather, and cloth. The label is usually planar. It may be affixed to the item with adhesive or with a string.