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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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In addition, Administrator Slavitt and FDA Commissioner Califf expressed their support for including device identifiers on claims forms.
A search bar at the top of the site allows users to search for researchers with existing ORCID identifiers.
On the jobsite, the contractor also downloads the same identifiers and test settings into the Fluke Networks Versiv Cabling Certification System to perform tests, and can upload testing results for each identifier using LinkWare Live.
Despite the fact that all over the world, there have been created many identifier systems to identify objects with identity in the digital environment, however, according to preliminary reviews, no study was found that determined criteria for separating them from physical environment identifiers.
IDHOCNET, only a single type of Source and Destination identifiers are used.
The end result is a collection of multiple identifiers, which are not standardized for format or length, used by various parties for different purposes during the life of the loan.
Our analysis uncovered pervasive use/misuse of personal/phone identifiers and deep penetration of advertising and analysis networks," said the paper, which was presented this week at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Francisco.
Once one gets beyond the choice of identifier, there's the question of what data needs to be identified.
They emit unique identifiers, and increase supply chain efficiencies by enabling the discrete tracking of every item in the chain.
Uniform Resource Identifiers are an integral part of the current Architecture of the World Wide Web.
The music industry's way of addressing this problem is through the implementation of numerous music identifiers.
Payers may continue processing claims using legacy identifiers up until May 2008 although CMS has warned physicians to pay special attention to information discrepancies on their Medicare claims that carriers may have placed there prior to the original deadline.