Definitions for "Stopword"
Words you omit from a search. The system omits these words from indexing because they retrieve more records than the system can display and add no value to the subject content of the search. For example, a, an, and, the, and or.
Stopwords are very commonly used words that are normally excluded from automated searches. Examples: a, an, the, for, to, in, on, and, etc.
a frequently used word that, when encountered in a user question, is ignored