field delimiter

field delimiter

[′fēld də‚lim·əd·ər]
(computer science)
Any symbol, such as a slash, colon, tab, or space, which enables an assembler to recognize the end of a field.
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The samples from the boning area countertops were collected with the support of a sterilized field delimiter (10 cm x 10 cm, or 100 [cm.sup.2]).
Write the defining phrase immediately after the term-name field delimiter. If you wish to list abbreviations for the term name, do so before the term-name field delimiter so that the definition immediately follows the delimiter.
He got a how-it-works message telling him how the system positions the cursor in a field: "When you enter data later, the cursor will be two spaces to the right of the colon." Even though he was somewhat annoyed to have his work interrupted, he exclaimed that this was a good message and immediately moved the field delimiter to allow the right amount of space for the date.
If you make it the last field on the screen and place the field delimiter at the bottom of the screen, the program will wrap your text as you enter it.
Therefore, there are three categories of delimiters for text protocols which are field delimiters, key-value delimiters, and value-value delimiters.
; nonalphanumeic field delimiters including tabs and spaces; characters others: !, @, #, $, %, &, *, (, ),/, =, +, {,}, \,;, :, |, ", ', <, >, /, ?, and so on; format string %d, %x, %s, %n and derived strings, such as %n%s%n%s, ..., %s%s%s%s ..., etc.