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grandfather

[′gran‚fath·ər]
(computer science)
A data set that is two generations earlier than the data set under consideration.
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Consistent with Erikson's thinking, the recently proposed generative grandfathering framework (Bates, 2009a) assumes that grand fathers engage in various activities with and for grandchildren to contribute to their developmental needs and to build relationships.
More than 95 percent of the comments on the grandfathering proposal contain the name, address and telephone number of the writer.
1999) studied grandfathers and suggested that they were influenced by their own fathers in how they learned about being a grandfather, or how not to be a grandfather in some cases, thereby showing some evidence of intergenerational transmission of grandfathering practices.
The first part of the grandfathering package is a checklist to ensure that required items are completed on the application form, confirms CISSP status and verifies that required attachments are included.