# 8.11.2.38 IfcLabel

## 8.11.2.38.1 Semantic definition

A label is the term by which something may be referred to. It is a string which represents the human-interpretable name of something and shall have a natural-language meaning.

Type: STRING of up to 255 characters

Value restrictions

As a human-readable string for naming purposes, a label is usually human-specified and locale-dependent (in contrast to purely machine-readable identifiers, IfcIdentifier).

## 8.11.2.38.2 Formal representation

TYPE IfcLabel = STRING(255);
END_TYPE;