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item

[′īd·əm]
(computer science)
A set of adjacent digits, bits, or characters which is treated as a unit and conveys a single unit of information.

item

A generic word for one unit or one member of a group. Similar to the word "object," when it is not relating to object-oriented programming, an item can be almost anything, including a file or folder. See data item.
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Whether you are an avid collector of all types of antiques, an estate sale buyer, a Saturday morning garage-sale shopper, or the owner of everything Big Mama left behind, selling your items at an auction may bring thousands of dollars.
The Joint Committee on Taxation's Technical Explanation states that "It is noted that the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation both have concluded that the fair market value-based deduction for contributions of clothing and household items present difficult tax administration issues, as determining the correct value of an item is a fact-intensive, and thus also a resource-intensive matter.
The Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR), DLA's aviation supply chain lead, leads the agency in this effort and has successfully established strategic relationships with 18 primary suppliers of aviation items.
There is an exception to this proportional allocation method that requires reallocating the erroneous item to the taxpayer who received a tax benefit from it.
263A costs must be allocated to the specific items of property produced or property acquired for resale during the tax year and capitalized to the items that remain on hand at the end of the tax year; see Regs.
However, this item did not load with the feedback factor and multiple respondents made side comments about not understanding this item (i.
The commercial item or catalog pricing aspects of simplified acquisition allowed the contract to be limited to one page of text for the Statement of Work (SOW) by using the entire matrix of PWB combinations from the catalog instead of individual specifications.
A choose-one item on the scale asked "What are the minimal qualifications necessary to be a psychologist?
Like any marketing tool, it is a non-essential item that is only worthwhile if there is a guaranteed return on investment.
During that time, the company's years of aggressively marketing the symbol--as a pencil eraser, a toy ring, and even as the feature on a "Wanted for Theft" poster--made Frito Bandito items a hot commodity.
For instance, Virginia Tech IT staffers discovered that they could eliminate a Lot of hand work by programming a "Loose match" when they checked to see if an untagged item might already be in the legacy inventory.