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data acquisition

(1) The automatic collection of data from sensors and readers in a factory, laboratory, medical or scientific environment.

(2) The gathering of source data for data entry into the computer.

data administrator

A person who coordinates activities within the data administration department. Also called a "database analyst." See data administration and system development life cycle.

desk accessory

In the Mac, a program that is always available from the Apple menu no matter what application is running. Beginning with System 7, all applications can be turned into desk accessories.
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(Black River, Songbo), a river in China and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; a right tributary and the largest tributary of the Hong River. The Da River is about 1,000 km long. Its source is in the Yunnan highlands, from which it flows primarily through a deep valley from northwest to southeast. The river overflows its banks during the monsoons of summer and fall. Rice is grown in its lower basin. The city of Hoa-binh (Democratic Republic of Vietnam) is on the Da.

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They are Daniel Amos, 20, and Gerrah Selby, 19, of Aldershot Road, Church Crookham, Hampshire; Linus Harrison, 21, and Grace Quantock, 19, of Tanhouse Lane, Wokingham, Berkshire; Stephen Barclay, 50, of caravan park, Redbridge Hollow, Oxford; Gavin Medd-Hall, 44, of Selwood Road, Croydon, Surrey; and Daniel Wadham, 20, of Harbour Road, Par, Cornwall, formerly of Brynmair, Aberdare, Cynon Valley.
The duck was born after Aflac Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Amos and his advertising steering committee decided it was time to create a campaign that differentiated the company's ads from other insurers, while increasing the company's name recognition.
The Radial Night will appeal to fans of artists such as Daniel Amos, The Grifters, Guided By Voices, Iron And Wine, and The Lost Dogs.
In the under-10s division, Team Oasis, who had Ellis O'Keefe scoring a hat-trick and a brace from Louis Odley, won 5-2 against Paschal, for whom Jake Finegan and Daniel Amos were on target.
They all deny conspiracy to blackmail but three other members, Gregg Avery, Natasha Avery and Daniel Amos, have pleaded guilty, the court heard.