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grandfather

[′gran‚fath·ər]
(computer science)
A data set that is two generations earlier than the data set under consideration.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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While these factors, acting perhaps as mediators and/or moderators, somewhat like a complex process model, are important in determining the extent to which men engage in grandfathering efforts, we explicitly exclude them from consideration because of the limited theoretical guidance and empirical support (Szinovacz, 1998).
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