dummy record

dummy record

[′dəm·ē ′rek·ərd]
(computer science)
Meaningless information that is stored for some purpose such as fulfillment of a length requirement.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They concluded: "The dummies travelled a long way forward and, although their heads did not hit the front seats, the smaller dummy recorded a risk of serious injury."