blocking factor

blocking factor

[′bläk·iŋ ‚fak·tər]
(computer science)
The largest possible number of records of a given size that can be contained within a single block.

blocking factor

The number of records in a block.
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In the presence of sufficient progesterone levels during pregnancy, lymphocytes synthesize a mediator called progesterone induced blocking factor (PIBF), which is anti-abortive in mice (12, 13).
This eye is more of an encouraging than a blocking factor.
Like Xarelto, it works by blocking Factor Xa, a protein involved in the clotting process.
lt;p>aaa In a joint call, "these MPs have in all honesty decided to support the Moroccan project of autonomy in the Sahara, after finding that the Sahara conflict constitutes a blocking factor in relations between Morocco and the Algeria, and for the construction of Maghreb," said Jean Roatta, MP representing Bouches du Rhone (south-east) and Chairman of the French-Moroccan Friendship Group at the National Assembly.
A randomized complete block design, with kiln charge (1, 2, or 3) as the blocking factor, was used to control variation.
Highlighting the guiding role of statistical principles in experimental design construction, coverage includes designs containing one or multiple factors, designs with at least one blocking factor, split-unit designs and their variations, supersaturated and Plackett-Burman designs.
We used the breeding cohort as a blocking factor in all ANOVA analyses.
The underlying concept of blocking factor became intensively and successfully used from two different but related standpoints: load balance and processor local performance.
The NAP family prevents clot formation by blocking Factor Xa and Factor VIIa/Tissue Factor, two initiators of blood coagulation,
Typical system dimensioning for voice traffic in these systems gives a blocking factor significantly under 0.
Several key patents are selected based upon their interest regarding the particular technological issues related to the SiC development, as well as their possible blocking factor for new competing development.
The three seasonal time periods served as the blocking factor for the experiment.