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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 counselor should help campers identify the ways in which they've successfully handled situations in the past.
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These challenges can be overcome to a great extent through a combination of visual sorting and additional tools available to identify treated wood within the C&D waste stream.
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2 supports IBM's zSeries Application Assist Processor (zAAP) by showing the percentage of eligible Java that ran on the zAAP, helping identify if system parameters are set correctly or if there are opportunities to shift more work to the lower cost zAAP processor.
By using discovery genomics and proteomics technologies to profile gene and protein expression in experimental animals, NCT scientists hope to use MS and other technologies to identify biomarkers in the liver and blood that will be informative about the degree of toxicity and prognosis for survival and recovery.