data definition

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data definition

[′dad·ə ‚def·ə′nish·ən]
(computer science)
The statements in a computer program that specify the physical attributes of the data to be processed, such as location and quantity of data.

data definition

(1) In a source language program, the definitions of data structures (variables, arrays, fields, records, etc.).

(2) A description of the record layout in a file system or DBMS.
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Premier Jay Weatherill has issued an open data declaration, which will require all government agencies to ensure their data is publicly accessible.
He announced that services could achieve a 100% satisfaction rate, such as services of data declaration on goods, in addition to shortening time of goods stay in ports, which went down from 9.
MemO uses this layout to generate data declaration files in three software languages -- C, Ada, and FORTRAN.
Hovitaga Advanced Pretty Printer does this automatically; developers no longer have to hassle with manually aligning the data declarations or certain statements.
On the one side are those who say that data declarations issued by facilities that could be used for bioweapons purposes, together with a corresponding inspection regime, offer the best hope for deterring illicit activity.
During routine inspections at commercial facilities to corroborate the accuracy of the data declarations and to ascertain whether anything is amiss, inspectors are to be given "unimpeded access.
According to the Chemical Manufacturers Association, approximately 2,500 of these companies will be required to submit data declarations and probably only a few hundred will merit routine inspections.
Early data declarations will probably be incomplete, and the initial inspection teams will have to overcome their share of problems in the field.