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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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When servicemen apprehended those wearing zoot suits, they usually beat them; some defrocked their victims, cut their relatively long ducktails, and destroyed their clothing.
On the exterior, a rear "ducktail" contributes to the car's 0.30 coefficient of drag.
"It has a lower front line, lower sills, reverse blade and shock wave on the side but at the back it has a more rounded cabin area and a sort of ducktail on the boot which pulls the whole thing together over wide arches."
The striking SportDesign front apron with its unique spoiler lip and the rear spoiler fixed in position like the legendary ducktail on the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 round off the unmistakable look of the 911 Sport Classic.
It features a long wheelbase, low-slung body and a compact rear end, the front of the vehicle uses a protruding shark-nose design that carries over to the car's front wheel arches, and BMW's iconic kidney grille with vertical bar slats replaced by designed mesh The rear rear of the Concept Z4 has a wide and low look created by thin L-shaped taillights and a pronounced lower fascia, an integrated ducktail spoiler, vertical air vents and dual exhaust outlets integrated into a carbon fibre diffuser.
The vehicle features an angled rendition of the company's kidney grilles, wing-like headlights, a bulging bonnet and tall rear end with a ducktail spoiler.
The model features a long, low shape with a sloping roofline that flows into a small ducktail spoiler on the rear deck, four small squared-off units and a significant bulge over the wheel arches.
The model is available with elements borrowed from the concept including the protruding nose, double-bubble roof, jet fighter-style design, muscular rear wheel arches, ducktail boot lid and new liftback.
The model is based on the 911 Carrera GTS and has a 'ducktail' spoiler and a new model-specific paint colour, 'Club Blau.' The vehicle has the 911 Carrera 4's 44mm wider body, with 20-inch Sport Classic wheels and 'Club Coupe' logos.
It features new front and rear styling, a contemporary Fiat 'face' with a three-slat grille and headlights smaller than the units used on the Dart, a ducktail spoiler and taillights with LED technology.
The vehicle features a shaker-style hood, ducktail rear spoiler and is equipped with a 455 cubic inch V8 engine that delivers 655bhp and 610 lb-ft of torque.
The model features a wide-mouth grille, flanked by headlights sporting LED driving lights, two circular vents on the side of the car with a ducktail spoiler and interiors with a GPS navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and iPod integration.