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1. An item used to identify something or someone, as a small piece of paper or cloth attached to an article to designate its origin, owner, contents, use, or destination.
2. A descriptive term; an epithet.
3. A distinctive name or trademark identifying a product or manufacturer, especially a recording company.
4. Architecture A molding over a door or window; a dripstone.
5. Heraldry A figure in a field consisting of a narrow horizontal bar with several pendants.
6. Chemistry See tracer.
tr.v. la·beled, la·bel·ing, la·bels or la·belled or la·bel·ling
1. To attach a label to: labeled the jars before storing them.
2. To identify or designate with a descriptive term; describe or classify: "He missed two crucial penalty kicks ... and was labeled a loser by the previously loyal British press" (Phil Ball).
3. Chemistry To add a tracer to (a compound).

[Middle English, ornamental strip of cloth, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin.]

la′bel·er, la′bel·ler n.
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[ˈleɪbəlɪŋ] Netiquetado m, etiquetaje m
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The spectrum now includes a wide range of solutions for many different labelling requirements and output categories - from the simple BASELINE conveyor belt labellers to 2-track labelling systems with up to ten label dispensers.
[ClickPress, Tue Nov 13 2018] The Structured Product Label is consist of labelling information documented in U.S Package Insert (USPI) as well as additional information such as drug listing details.
The need to differentiate products on shelves has compelled self-adhesive label manufacturers to offer high quality labels that satisfy the packaging and labelling objectives of their clients operating in retail and food markets.
And when you combine these factors with the advantages of digital labelling in general, such as the option of shorter print runs, less stock holding (less waste), fast turn-around times, lack of plates or unwieldy origination, better environmental factors and the opportunity to personalise labels or ranges of labels due to each label effectively being inherently unique, the end piece of packaging can be very powerful."
It is possible some leaflet labels fall open under their own weight while in position on a label dispenser during machine start up - generally these labels can be closed again during the labelling phase but this is not to be relied upon as the application tolerance is not good.
[USPRwire, Tue Feb 26 2019] Growth of the Food Industry is Expected to Propel the Growth of Oxygen Barrier In-Mold Labelled Containers Market In-mold labelling is a process in which plastic or paper labels are applied directly to the containers through injection molding, blow molding, or thermoforming.
[ClickPress, Wed Oct 31 2018] The Structured Product Label is consist of labelling information documented in U.S Package Insert (USPI) as well as additional information such as drug listing details.
Self-adhesive labelling uses a reel-fed applicator which is far simpler matter to set up whereas wet glue needs to go into a magazine and requires technical expertise.