Definition of tagging in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of attaching a label to someone or something.

    ‘the tagging of birds with official numbered metal bands’
    1. 1.1The attaching of electronic markers to people or goods for monitoring purposes.
      ‘the tagging of remand prisoners’
      ‘a new system of individual sheep tagging’
    2. 1.2informal The writing of a nickname or mark on a surface by a graffiti artist.
      ‘tagging is out of control in this city’
    3. 1.3Computing The adding of an instruction to a piece of text in a markup language in order to specify how it is displayed or interpreted.
      ‘internal review procedures to promote accurate and consistent tagging’
    4. 1.4The addition of a word, phrase, or name to digital content to identify it as belonging to a particular category or concerning a particular person or topic.
      ‘automatic tagging of your audio files with artist and track information’