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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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You grow up with the threat of nuclear terror and then this grandfatherly figure comes along and says everything's going to be OK.
Ken Jenkins, aka Dr Bob Kelso - the mean one with the grandfatherly smile that hides a sadistic underside - winks at me.
He instead told planning commission members he was convinced by the earlier testimony of Ed Coleman, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Oregon and a grandfatherly figure in the local African-American community.
Once recruiters have weeded out the naughty from the nice, they're left with two basic types: the white-bearded grandfatherly types, who don the red suit and hat for the fun of it, and aspiring actors who do it for money.
Not strictly the grandfatherly Santa we're used to, but nice all the same.
I'm a bit messy, and it's a messy kind of medium," said Otte, who at 61 is a gray-bearded and grandfatherly sort with perpetually dye-stained hands.
Doba is a pleasant, aw-shucks kind of guy, almost grandfatherly and light years away from party-guy Price.
He's a grandfatherly type who is very frail,'' she said.
The grandfatherly crook, who "retired" in 1985 to give tennis lessons after a total 22 years in jail, was motivated by an image of himself as an avenging angel.
The dugout leadership has shifted, too, from Buck Rodgers to the grandfatherly Marcel Lachemann to hyper-intense Terry Collins to steady Mike Scioscia.
This reviled mass murderer was superficially a kind, grandfatherly figure who, even today, many Cambodians refuse to believe ordered the atrocities against his own people.