intermediate total

intermediate total

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət ¦tōd·əl]
(computer science)
A sum that is produced when there is a change in the value of control data at a level that is neither the most nor the least significant.
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aeruginosa isolates (n=91) by disc diffusion and VITEK methods VITEK-2 Disc diffusion Resistant Sensitive Intermediate Total Resistant 38 1 1 40 Sensitive 15 26 3 44 Intermediate 5 1 1 7 Total 58 28 5 91
We sometimes encouraged students to try to reach a "friendly number," that is, one that ends in 0, as an intermediate total.
This task parallels the activity in the classroom; after each child stated an equation, he or she was required to state the intermediate totals in order from left to right and to justify the solutions as the teacher repeated the equation aloud step by step.

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