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grandfather

[′gran‚fath·ər]
(computer science)
A data set that is two generations earlier than the data set under consideration.
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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).
2601-1(b)(1)(i) (TD 8644, 12/26/95), which provided that the grandfathering rules do not apply to a pro-rata portion of any GST under an irrevocable trust if additions are made to the trust after Sept.
This grandfathering proposal is the latest in a series of SBA maneuvers to serve big-business interests at the expense of small businesses," said Lloyd Chapman, President of the American Small Business League.
This study indicated interesting differences between grandmothering and grandfathering roles, but as grandparents were allocated to just one style of relationship the study offered little about how roles are managed and enacted.