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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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The intent of this provision is that the facility identifies each resident at risk for accidents and/or falls, and adequately plans care and implements procedures to prevent accidents.
Toyota's Central R&D Labs have developed a fast and portable instrument for auto bumpers that identifies only polypropylene or polyurethane by dielectric sensing, says senior researcher Atsushi Murase.
Example 6: The facts are the same as in Example 4, except that T identifies five properties with an aggregate FMV (determined as of the end of the identification period) of $1,600,000.
The GRC provides information on terrorist groups and gangs, while the GMC identifies individual members.
Once FinCEN obtains this information, it initiates an analysis of the information and identifies abnormalities by geographic locale or financial institution.
Research is needed which identifies possible syndromes following a TBI and how effectively persons with those syndromes respond to clinical and community-based treatment approaches or models.