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identifier

[ī′dent·ə‚fī·ər]
(computer science)
A symbol whose purpose is to specify a body of data.

identifier

1. <programming, operating system> A formal name used in source code to refer to a variable, function, procedure, package, etc. or in an operating system to refer to a process, user, group, etc.

Each different type of entity may have a different range of valid identifiers or "name space". For example, an identifier in C is a series of one or more letters, digits and underscores that does not begin with a digit. An identifier has a type, e.g. integer variable, hash, variant and a scope, e.g. block, global.

identifier

Any label, symbol or token that names or identifies an entity or a collection of data. See identification.
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Regionally, municipal bond issuers in Texas demanded the highest volume of new CUSIP identifiers in October, accounting for a total of 155 identifier requests during the month.
Despite the fact that all over the world, there have been created many identifier systems to identify objects with identity in the digital environment, however, according to preliminary reviews, no study was found that determined criteria for separating them from physical environment identifiers.
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The end result is a collection of multiple identifiers, which are not standardized for format or length, used by various parties for different purposes during the life of the loan.
More than 22% of the applications the Penn State researchers looked at could send unique identifiers — typically the IMEI identifier — across the network.
The ease that this can be done with negates the suggestion that the RFID in EDLs can assist border agents in guaranteeing that EDLs are state-issued; the ease of mimicking identifiers will require border agents to inspect licenses manually and guarantee their legitimacy to maintain border security.
The election of unique and persistent identifiers is an important matter when dealing with decentralized content management and federated collections, which are often loose constructs without significant central authority [5].
As May 2007 approaches, all provider claims and eligibility systems must be upgraded to use the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)-required National Provider Identifier (NPI) as their sole and unique identification method for all HIPAA standard electronic transactions.
The Department plans to develop a new demand unique identifier (DUID), which will be used to distinguish how an item will be classified for financial reporting purposes.
Initial message source identifiers would be registered with the email application when a relationship is first established.
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We delve into some of the interesting developments within the OAI world, particularly the use of the protocol within specific communities of interest, the development of a comprehensive registry of OAI data providers, and a resolver for OAI identifiers that extends the protocol beyond its traditional use.