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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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At EY's symposium, Sanctions & Financial Crime Compliance--Raising the Bar 2015, Michael Adlem, MENA Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Leader, EY outlined, "We are advising banks and family businesses alike to tread carefully, because if sanctions are lifted and in the event a snapback happens, there are no grandfatherly clauses to protect you and if you take a risk now, then do your due diligence."
In India, before the advent of satellite and cable TV, Doordarshan used to provide Channel Nine's feed of important India matches from Australia, and the genial, grandfatherly man was the face that welcomed you to the magical world of coloured clothing, floodlights and amazing ( for the era) graphics like the duck that accompanied the batsman when he was out for nought.
The press, not to mention the political class in general, can be so ill-tempered and ill-educated that it forces intelligent politicians to hide their intelligence, like President Ronald Reagan in the famous Saturday Night Live skit, who, after a shambling, grandfatherly greeting to a visiting Girl Scout, immediately began barking orders to his staff, quoting Montesquieu, and speaking Arabic and German am Telephon.
The comedy between them lies both in the humorous verbal exchanges and in the visual aspect of this unlikely coupling; a white haired grandfatherly Allen technically becoming the flower arranger's pimp.
Despite his "somewhat benign, grandfatherly appearance," as Bruce Springsteen said of Pete Seeger at the latter's 90th birthday, "he [was] a creature of a stubborn, defiant and nasty optimism" and "a stealth dagger through the heart of [Britain's] illusions about itself." The indefatigable democrat, who educated audiences at all manner of forums in his final dozen years, wanted the inscription at his final resting place to simply read: "Tony Benn -- he encouraged us." Which would be accurate, but far from adequate.
About a third of the precious tomes of Al-Saeh Library, a mainstay of this embattled northern city, were lost in a fire in early January, torched by extremists after a rumor that its grandfatherly owner, Father Ibrahim Sarrouj, had material that was insulting to the Prophet Mohammad.
His courtly, grandfatherly manner belied his ferocious attempts to hold onto rights and returns to which he felt he was entitled.
No, it was not a grandfatherly kiss characterised as a very light buzz with no accompanying malice nor was it a socialite's kiss in which only the cheeks touch, no lips involved.
The three acts are structurally repetitive and populated with the kinds of hometown anecdotes and stories that feature in most of Ashley's operas, all of it performed by the man himself in his masterful and grandfatherly sprechgesang style (as well as by other nimble-voiced performers, who pipe up with frequent interjections and elaborations).
y Fe Edinbur fin The first act will include grandfatherly Sandy Stone and the inebriated cultural attache Sir Les Patterson, before the Dame arrives for the whole of the second act.
In those days, people seemed more in awe of presidents than they are today, and the vibrant, charismatic Kennedy lived up to expectations far more than his predecessors: the grandfatherly Eisenhower, the crusty Truman, or the ailing Roosevelt.