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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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Grandfathers' and grandmothers' satisfaction with grandparenting role: Seeking new answers to old questions.
Joseph O'Neill's grandfathers -- one Irish, one Turkish -- were both imprisoned during the Second World War.
Because it is close to me, my grandfather's cottage in my village in Cambodia is my kind of place.
In contrast, for many men who are grandfathers work has been the basis of identity (Connell, 2005; Leidner, 2006) and masculine occupations have excluded caring work, especially for the generation entering careers in the 1950s and 1960s.
Critique: Being a Proactive Grandfather is a guide to maintaining a rich relationship with one's family, and especially one's grandchildren.
Both my grandfathers served in the Royal Engineers and I have two large photographs of them at Parkgate Training Camp on the Wirral.
* PPACA: Republicans Aim to Unleash the Grandfathers
Despite these empirical developments, there remains a persistent problem with the grandparent literature: There is limited theorizing specifically about grandfathers and what their participation in family life means for the development of relationships with grandchildren.
What the book provides is an eclectic blending of Whitmans factual journal entries Lefflers narrative where she speaks as her grandfather excerpts from her letter to the past and her grandfathers imaginary response.
The case illustrates the importance of avoiding stereotyping and suggests when grandfathers should step in or out of caring for a grandson.
Josh, 17, said: "My grandfather, great-grandfather and even great-great-grandfather were all in the army and after hearing stories from my grandfather, George, it's something I'd always dreamed of doing."