tag


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

tag

1
1. an electronic device worn, usually on the wrist or ankle, by an offender serving a noncustodial sentence, which monitors the offender's whereabouts by means of a link to a central computer through the telephone system
2. a brief quotation, esp one in a foreign language
3. the contrastingly coloured tip to an animal's tail
4. Angling a strand of tinsel, wire, etc., tied to the body of an artificial fly
5. Slang a graffito consisting of a nickname or personal symbol

tag

2
1. a children's game in which one player chases the others in an attempt to catch one of them who will then become the chaser
2. denoting or relating to a wrestling contest between two teams of two wrestlers, in which only one from each team may be in the ring at one time. The contestant outside the ring may change places with his team-mate inside the ring after touching his hand

tag

[′tag]
(computer science)
A unit of information used as a label or marker.
The symbol written in the location field of an assembly-language coding form, and used to define the symbolic address of the data or instruction written on that line.
(nucleonics)

tag

1. In roofing, a sheet-metal strip which is folded over and used as a wedge for holding metallic sheeting in a masonry joint.
2. A temporary sign, usually attached to a piece of equipment or part of a structure, to warn of existing or potential hazards.

tag

(language, text)
An SGML, HTML, or XML token representing the beginning (start tag: "<p ...>") or end (end tag: "</p>") of an element. In normal SGML syntax (and always in XML), a tag starts with a "<" and ends with an ">".

In HTML jargon, the term "tag" is often used for an "element".

tag

(1) A topic identifier. See hashtag.

(2) A code used in a markup language. See tagged text, HTML tag, character tag and paragraph tag.

(3) See RFID tag and smart tags.

(4) A set of bits or characters that identifies various conditions about data in a file and is often found in the header records of such files. This type of tag identifies the entire file, and the tags occupy predefined locations in the header rather than embedded throughout the file.

(5) A name (label, mnemonic) assigned to a data structure, such as a field or record. See XML document.

(6) A descriptive field in a music or video file. See ID3 tag.

(7) A field that identifies the contents of a data record. See key field.

(8) A brass pin on a terminal block that is connected to a wire by soldering or wire wrapping.
References in periodicals archive ?
To date, Sliepka said she has sent nearly 180,000 dog tags to soldiers in the Middle East, from where the troops then send the tags throughout the United States as well as worldwide.
RFID, an often passive technology that doesn't require human interaction to scan information, is an automatic identification method that relies on storing and remotely retrieving data using RFID tags or transponders.
The tags produced by scientists from Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven in the Netherlands are made from a type of plastic called pentacene and transmit radio waves at a frequency of 13.
UNFORTUNATELY ONCE UNITS RECEIVE THEIR SHIPMENT MANY ARE TREATING THE RFID TAGS LIKE TRASH.
The infrastructure of RF readers and interrogators that read a tag when it passes by do not exist in many of the places to which military supplies are currently being shipped in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa.
Dragon Tag provides the following benefits to help organizations lower adoption hurdles related to XBRL.
The earlier in a supply chain that you apply a tag, the more value there is; the more value there is to Procter & Gamble, the more value there is to Wal-Mart," said Guillermo Gutierrez, International Paper's marketing manager for Smart Packaging.
The giant shopping center Wal-Mart chain wants all of its 10,000 suppliers to use Radio Frequency Identification tags by 2006.
Since there is no state financing for studies on the tagged trout that are caught, the hatcheries don't want the tags back.