Descriptor

Numerical representation of a molecular property, including bulk properties (e.g. log P, molecular weight), two-dimensional (2-D) features (atom connectivity`s) or three-dimensional (3-D) features (molecular shape). A complete set of descriptors comprises a fingerprint.
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descriptor

noun a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system
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Descriptor

A variable describing assets, used as an element of a risk index. For example, a volatility risk index, distinguishing high volatility assets from low volatility assets, could consist of several descriptors based on short term volatility, long term volatility, systematic and residual volatility, etc.
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descriptor

an index term used to identify a record in a database. It can consist of a word, phrase, or alphanumerical term. It can describe the content of the record or be an arbitrary code. When a descriptor is descriptive, it can be an effective search parameter.
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Descriptor

Numerical representation of a molecular property, including bulk properties (e.g. log P, molecular weight), two-dimensional (2-D) features (atom connectivity`s) or three-dimensional (3-D) features (molecular shape). A complete set of descriptors comprises a fingerprint.
Found on http://www.combichemistry.com/glossary_d.html
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