blocking factor

blocking factor

[′bläk·iŋ ‚fak·tər]
(computer science)
The largest possible number of records of a given size that can be contained within a single block.
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blocking factor

The number of records in a block.
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The 3 different types of Crescenza cheeses were manufactured in 5 different cheesemaking days (blocking factor), with the exception of Crescenza S, that was manufactured 4 times.
One of the known PR target genes is the progesterone-induced blocking factor (PIBF) that was initially discovered in maternal lymphocytes where it functions as an immunomodulatory factor [7, 8].
The influence of the grains boundaries conductivity on the total conductivity can be evaluated quantitatively by the blocking factor a.
The missing link, which is an on-line CMS system to update the content on your Static Website in continuous deployment is no longer a blocking factor, Philippe Bodart added.
Pro-inflammatory cytokines associated with miscarriage and progesterone- induced blocking factor (PIBF) had inhibitory effect on immune reaction and shifting of cytokines from type 1 to type 2 cytokines caused an increase in the production of cytokines type 2 (22).
This fact may be related to the abolished progesterone-induced blocking factor (PIBF) expression and diminished IL-6 levels and increased IL-2 concentration.
These patients are sensitive to local anesthetic agents, probably secondary to the presence of Na-channel blocking factor. Because of high incidence of autonomic instability, slower onset epidural anesthesia may be preferred over rapid onset spinal anesthesia.
Lack of a reliable communications infrastructure is also a blocking factor for over one-third of those surveyed and was the fourth most selected item in the survey.
This eye is more of an encouraging than a blocking factor. He trusts those in charge.
Like Xarelto, it works by blocking Factor Xa, a protein involved in the clotting process.