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padding

[′pad·iŋ]
(computer science)
The adding of meaningless data (usually blanks) to a unit of data to bring it up to some fixed size.

padding

Bits or characters that fill up unused portions of a data structure, such as a field, packet or frame. Typically, padding is done at the end of the structure to fill it up with data, with the padding usually consisting of 1 bits, blank characters or null characters. See null and bit stuffing.
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There are a couple things to consider for each type of baseball padding, but it's really about how you want the finished project.
When choosing padding material, Brown says to make sure you start with UV-treated vinyl and durable thickness.
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Innovation always has been an important part of our mission, and this is the first true departure from traditional padding material that the sport has seen in 30 years," says Schutt Sports President Julie Nimmons.
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The Thigh Pad sets come in five vinyl-dipped and seven lightweight foam styles, and all include lightweight reinforced universal padding, with bumper edge, oversized, and youth sizes available.
New shoulder pads have to have extra padding, depending on where you play, and have to be cut so that they don't ride up your neck when the arms are extended.
Wearers of the new 3M Scotchcast Wet or Dry padding and stockinet can now shower, bathe, swim or use a whirlpool without covering their casts.