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daughter

[′dȯd·ər]
(nuclear physics)
The immediate product of radioactive decay of an element, such as uranium. Also known as decay product; radioactive decay product.

daughter

(mathematics, data)
(Or "child", "successor") In a tree, a node pointed to by a parent, i.e. another node closer to the root node.
References in classic literature ?
He flourished his stick gayly, as he observed his eldest daughter at the window.
The old woman went accordingly, and laid the matter before the King, who laughed a little at the notion of his daughter marrying a crab, but did not decline the proposal altogether, because he was a prudent monarch, and knew that the Crab was likely to be a prince in disguise.
A fine thing it would be, indeed, to marry our Maria to some great count or grand gentleman, who, when the humour took him, would abuse her and call her clown-bred and clodhopper's daughter and spinning wench.
I am your only daughter, and you are not so exacting as the fathers of the Porte Saint-Martin and Gaiete, who disinherit their daughters for not giving them grandchildren.
On their side the mother and daughter retired into the embrasure of a window to read eagerly the following letter:
I am the son of Agatha your Laurina's 4th and youngest Daughter," "I see you are indeed; replied Lord St.
Hearing this singular exclamation, Piombo and his wife looked at their daughter in astonishment.
When the king came and saw this, he was greatly astonished and pleased; but his heart grew still more greedy of gain, and he shut up the poor miller's daughter again with a fresh task.
Years ago, Kulan Tith," he continued, "upon the occasion of your last visit to me, you were greatly taken with the charms and graces of my only daughter, Thuvia.
give me only salt and black bread, only let me have my daughter to warm me like a sun
Paul's Church, where there are already several people, among them a lady and her daughter in evening dress.
And embracing her daughter, the countess began to weep for the first time.