external reference


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external reference

[ek¦stərn·əl ′ref·rəns]
(computer science)
In a computer program, a branch or call to a separate independent program or routine.

external reference

In programming, a call to a program or function that resides in a separate, independent library.
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According to reference price theory, consumers' purchase decisions are influenced by both internal and external reference prices (Adaval & Wyer, 2011; Bodur et al., 2015; Briesch et al., 1997; Mao, 2016; Mazumdar et al., 2005).
The heading information for the low cost INS is usually provided by the external reference, such as magnetic compass [6].
First, this paper only considers the internal reference price effect; the results can be more practical if both internal reference price effect and external reference price effect are taken into consideration at the same time.
They also consumed large layout area due to a large number of transistors due to the implementation of delay cells placed at external reference input signal (CLKREF) path and feedback VCO input signal (CLKVCO) path to avoid the dead zone effects.
The two ends of measurement system were synchronized in frequency and phase with the external reference of 10 MHz generated by a rubidium clock.
The similarity procedure to estimate cumulative percentage at specified unmeasured size of a soil sample is based on the similarity of PSD between soil under consideration and an external reference data set [15], on condition that data corresponding to the specified particle size were available from the reference data set.
In most applications, this voltage will be converted to a digital value by an analogue-to-digital converter: LEM has equipped the HLSR with an internal voltage reference of 1.65 or 2.5 V made available on a dedicated pin for use by an external device such as A/D converter, for example, or designers can choose to use an external reference from 0.5 to 2.65 V.
Currently, 24 of the 27 EU members states employ external reference pricing policies, policies which price drugs at least in part via comparisons with other countries, instead of based on local criteria in negotiation with manufacturers.
With one week of training, randomly selected adults learned to attach a label to a single tone and then to convincingly produce or identify that tone without external reference (Levitin, 2002).
An external reference can be used where even higher accuracy is required.
I have also been invited on to an external reference group with the Department of Health who are examining whether now is the right time to include composite products to be included in the five-a-day fruit and vegetables scheme.
Labour set up an external reference group to ensure the military covenant - the deal members of the forces get in return for risking their life - is honoured.

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