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identifier

[ī′dent·ə‚fī·ər]
(computer science)
A symbol whose purpose is to specify a body of data.

identifier

1. <programming, operating system> A formal name used in source code to refer to a variable, function, procedure, package, etc. or in an operating system to refer to a process, user, group, etc.

Each different type of entity may have a different range of valid identifiers or "name space". For example, an identifier in C is a series of one or more letters, digits and underscores that does not begin with a digit. An identifier has a type, e.g. integer variable, hash, variant and a scope, e.g. block, global.

identifier

Any label, symbol or token that names or identifies an entity or a collection of data. See identification.
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An enterprise is the entity responsible for assigning the unique identifier to an asset.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the National Standard Health care Provider Identifier, IX.
The node numbered 1 sends a broadcast packet with its identifier and assigned number so all other nodes know it is numbered 1.
Hedgehog Identifier ties database actions with the end-users who initiate them, enabling the enforcement of security policy on individuals and satisfying regulatory compliance requirements.
As the RA, Bloomberg serves as both an issuer of new FIGIs and maintains a comprehensive system of record for the more than 280 million registered identifiers in use today.
In contrast, during an emotionally charged public hearing, concern was raised that assigning unique health identifiers to individuals would make it easier to link information.
A readily available and uniform identifier scheme is central to the provision of our automated services.
The report, which tracks the issuance of new security identifiers as an early indicator of debt and capital markets activity, suggests a surge in new corporate and municipal bond issuance over the next several weeks.
When a non-DoD Agency requests your TPN or DUNS number to process a transaction, you should provide the "DOD" plus DoDAAC identifier (e.
When Windows 2000 boots, it scans its I/O channels looking for LUNs and assumes that each discovered LUN with a unique Target ID/LUN identifier is a unique logical disk.
This is puzzling, because all that is necessary to comply with the above four-year old law is to blank out certain identifier data elements, such as practitioner name, license number, etc.
Based on patent-pending technology, Hedgehog IDentifier allows security professionals and auditors to identify the individual application users who perform actions in the database in pooled-connection environments.