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minor key

[′mīn·ər ‚kē]
(computer science)
A secondary key for identifying a record.

minor key

A secondary key used to identify a record. For example, if transactions are sorted by account number and date, account number is the major key and date is the minor key.
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I realise that as a journalist you feel you have a job to do, so, as a public figure yourself, albeit on a minor scale, you too are fair game.
This does not mean that the Armed Forces cannot support their current operational commitments, but their ability to take on additional operations that are more than additional operations other than on a minor scale is now
In 2006, authorities, giving some sense of the minor scale of this cultivation, seized 2,960 cannabis plants.
The oil and natural gas reserves in Turkey are of minor scale, and solid fossil fuels account for the primary potential as energy sources.
In contrast to Germany, the UK's highly centralised systems have meant that regional authorities have been given very little incentive to engage in local economic activities on anything other than a relatively minor scale.
Agnes de Mille might qualify, too, on a more minor scale. But there are not a lot of other candidates.
Inspector Phil Anderson, force incident manager for Merseyside Police, said he felt the event had passed off successfully and that trouble had been on a minor scale.
Therefore, one or two critical observations should be viewed on a minor scale. The use of the term "Non-Western" for persons, touches the sensitivity of the people so designated (unless we also talk about "Non-Southern, Non-Eastern, Non-XX" persons).
On a minor scale, it carries on retail banking activities in Spain and insurance activities in Luxembourg.
It is impossible to find examples of truly private monopolies, except on a minor scale. In areas where the natural technical and economic structure of an industry would tend toward monopoly, such as utilities or railroads, public regulation was imposed early (with dubious results - but that is a different tale).
But our claim could easily be refuted by the fact that 4-3 also belongs to the harmonic minor scale; thus, without further evidence referring the subset to either the octatonic or harmonic minor collections, it would be unclear whether it signifies something supernatural or human.
The typical finding from the recent studies is that relatively minor scale economies exist in banking since the scale elasticity measure differs little from a value of unity.