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data area

(1) The parts of a program that reserve space for user data. When the program is running, those reserved data areas wind up being allocated in memory until the program is exited. See program.

(2) The part of a network packet that holds the user messages. Contrast with the header and, if used, the trailer, which delineate the packet and describe the attributes of the protocol. See TCP/IP abc's.
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Add the BinaryStatus field to the Data area of the pivot table.
All firm members who create work product must be trained to save their work into the networked Data area in the appropriate locations.
The UCR Program's Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data, presented in the expanded homicide data area of this Web publication, provides information regarding the age, sex, and race of the murder victim and the offender; the type of weapon used in the murder; the relationship of the victim to the offender; and the circumstance surrounding the incident.
Displayed data corresponds to the selection made from a row of tabs running above the data area.
He came up with the idea of applying a clear plastic film to CDs in order to protect the data area from scratches and spillages.
His invention meant that he could manufacture a protective label which did not stick to the data area of the CD, but only adhered to the adjacent non-data areas.
data area can hold 40 data racks that will be communications linked via fiber optics, airwaves and satellite connection.
The two companies said that they have recently successfully completed a series of live test calls using Sierra's AirCard 850 wireless data area network cards and commercial UMTS network equipment.
The results of applying this software in the form of subsidence isolines for the mining carried out in 1975-92 and the 7592 data area are shown in the other small pictures on the l.

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