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housekeeping

Computing the general maintenance of a computer storage system, including removal of obsolete files, documentation, security copying, etc.

housekeeping

[′hau̇s‚kēp·iŋ]
(computer science)
Those operations or routines which do not contribute directly to the solution of a computer program, but rather to the organization of the program.

housekeeping

The instructions that are executed at the beginning of an application. It resets all counters and flags to their starting values and readies the program for user operation. See counter and flag.
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We are pleased that so many of Culligan's innovative solutions across all facets of our business continue to be recognized with this distinction from Good Housekeeping.
In addition to being awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal, Culligan's solutions have been endorsed by other independent third parties including Consumers Digest and the "Designing Spaces" national television show.
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Good Housekeeping Senior Vice President and Publisher Patricia Haegele said, "This partnership is a first- of-its-kind opportunity.
Hovnanian Homes will utilize new selling materials created with Good Housekeeping that describe the Seal products used in the home.
According to research conducted in March 2005 by Fairfield Research of Lincoln, NE, 94% of consumers have a positive awareness of the Good Housekeeping Seal.
Good Housekeeping Institute's Technical Director, said, "There's no question that the fast-paced and continuous innovations in technology that affect all aspects of consumer life have offered benefits and features that few had even imagined just a few years ago.
The Good Housekeeping Seal, the emblem of Good Housekeeping's Consumer Policy to back products accepted for advertising with its own two-year warranty for replacement or refund if defective, was cited by two-thirds of respondents as having a positive purchase influence.
The Good Housekeeping Institute, founded in 1900, is the consumer product testing facility that evaluates products appearing in the magazine's articles and advertisements.