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preselection

[¦prē·si′lek·shən]
(computer science)
A technique for saving computation time in buffered computers in which a block of data is read into computer storage from the next input tape to be called upon before the data are required in the computer; the selection of the next input tape is determined by instructions to the computer.
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When [r.sub.EBV.sup.2] = 1, equation (2) results in the same regression coefficient as in [2], That is, we extended the formula for the reliability and bias of GEBV from [2] by accounting for the preselection on EBV of the animals used to create the reference population.
Let us notice that for the preselection in (8) decoherence affects the cat, originally residing in the (noiseless) L-sector whereas the grin is solely confined to the R-sector of the system.
Sections 4 and 5 introduce the preselection process and the constraint handling method, respectively.
The contribution of AfricAvenir, an official partner to the festival, has been, amongst others, contacting film-makers to submit their films, the preselection of films, suggesting and making contacts to selection committees, jury members, and workshop participants.
The preselection meeting in Cyprus will be held in mid-December 2011.
Sydney, July 11(ANI): Former Australian rugby league halfback Steve Mortimer has nominated former Prime Minister John Howard for preselection as the inaugural leader of rugby league's independent commission.
The frosted screen makes the specimen visible and allows preselection of samples.
Through this alliance, PLASPEC Global offers both our own database of materials sold in North America and the worldwide CAMPUS (Computer Aided Material Preselection by Uniform Standards) database.
They are responsible to ensure the accuracy of the RRF, performance reports, decorations, and the data on their preselection brief prior to the board date.
A counter is built into the machine for preselection of the number of sticks that may be missing out of a total of 200.
A crucial development in the history of the Liberal women's movement were the many members who argued from the 1910s that women members should be treated as full members when it came to preselection panels in contests often consisting only of male candidates.
Italian local utility services group ASM Brescia has made an offer that has been chosen by French power giant EdF in its preselection for a stake in Italenergia Bis (Ieb), the holding company that controls Italian energy group Edison.