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1. an electronic device worn, usually on the wrist or ankle, by an offender serving a noncustodial sentence, which monitors the offender's whereabouts by means of a link to a central computer through the telephone system
2. a brief quotation, esp one in a foreign language
3. the contrastingly coloured tip to an animal's tail
4. Angling a strand of tinsel, wire, etc., tied to the body of an artificial fly
5. Slang a graffito consisting of a nickname or personal symbol

tag

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1. a children's game in which one player chases the others in an attempt to catch one of them who will then become the chaser
2. denoting or relating to a wrestling contest between two teams of two wrestlers, in which only one from each team may be in the ring at one time. The contestant outside the ring may change places with his team-mate inside the ring after touching his hand
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tag

[′tag]
(computer science)
A unit of information used as a label or marker.
The symbol written in the location field of an assembly-language coding form, and used to define the symbolic address of the data or instruction written on that line.
(nucleonics)
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tag

1. In roofing, a sheet-metal strip which is folded over and used as a wedge for holding metallic sheeting in a masonry joint.
2. A temporary sign, usually attached to a piece of equipment or part of a structure, to warn of existing or potential hazards.
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tag

(language, text)
An SGML, HTML, or XML token representing the beginning (start tag: "<p ...>") or end (end tag: "</p>") of an element. In normal SGML syntax (and always in XML), a tag starts with a "<" and ends with an ">".

In HTML jargon, the term "tag" is often used for an "element".
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tag

(1) A topic identifier. See hashtag.

(2) A code used in a markup language. See tagged text, HTML tag, character tag and paragraph tag.

(3) See RFID tag and smart tags.

(4) A set of bits or characters that identifies various conditions about data in a file and is often found in the header records of such files. This type of tag identifies the entire file, and the tags occupy predefined locations in the header rather than embedded throughout the file.

(5) A name (label, mnemonic) assigned to a data structure, such as a field or record. See XML document.

(6) A descriptive field in a music or video file. See ID3 tag.

(7) A field that identifies the contents of a data record. See key field.

(8) A brass pin on a terminal block that is connected to a wire by soldering or wire wrapping.
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With just a click, the luggage information on your mobile app can then be sent via Bluetooth to the suitcase equipped with the RIMOWA Electronic Tag.
Requiring G4S to remove an electronic tag would cost as much as PS1,000 and it is classified as criminal damage to simply cut one off.
Over half of criminals made to wear electronic tags on their ankles flout the terms of their curfew conditions, a review has found.
"Met guy at his flat, opened door in blue check fleece dressing gown and an electronic tag on his ankle [saying] 'Shall we just stay in?'" the Telegraph quoted one as posting.
Renzema said the Strauss-Kahn case reminded him of Saudi arms dealer and financier Adnan Kashoggi, who was put under house arrest in the United States over two decades ago, with an electronic tag.
But Paul Hanratty, defending, told JPs: "She works in the kitchens for the local authority and her supervisor has told her that an electronic tag would not be permitted for health and safety reasons."
A source revealed after the verdict that Edwards was subject to an electronic tag after being released early from a Detention and Training Order.
PRESS FOR SUCCESS: Stefan Willigens has received an pounds 80,000 loan for his electronic tag system
Eventually the family pet was returned and owner Tracey Smith splashed out pounds 16 on an electronic tag.
Two independent inspectorate reports have been published and a new law is set to be introduced which will tighten conditions on electronic tags.

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