conventional grouping

conventional grouping

[kən′ven·chən·əl ′grüp·iŋ]
(computer science)
When a unit record containing a coding field is used for a single item code and the set of codes of the terms which describe the item, the grouping is conventional; for example, a personnel file in which each individual is represented by a card on which are punched codes for his or her age, sex, education, and salary.
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the conventional groupings and the sociological groupings are almost identical' (Dwan and Western 2003, 435).

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