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ancestor

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Environmental Science.

Of a node in a tree. Any node on the unique path from the root of the tree to the node in question. A proper ancestor of a node, A, is a node, B, such that B is an ancestor of A and AB....

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character type

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

A data type whose members can take the values of specified characters and can be operated on by character operations, such as concatenation. See also ASCII.

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connectedness

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

The state of being connected. Used by ecologists to describe the networks of corridors that link isolated patches of habitat in an area. See also fragmentation, habitat connectivity.

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descendant

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

Of a node, A, in a tree. Any node, B, such that A is an ancestor of B.

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increment

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Mathematics.

1 An increase in quantity, by a factor of one unit.

2 The increase in diameter, height, volume, weight, or value of individual trees or crops over a...

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information Management

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

The administration, use, and transmission of information and the use of theories and methods of information science to create, modify, or improve systems for handling information. See also...

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lag

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Mathematics.

The period of time that elapses between the occurrence of an event and its resulting impact. Also known as lag time.

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phase change

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Environmental Science.

A change in the form (phase) in which matter is present. For water, the six phase changes are melting, freezing, evaporation, condensation, melting and evaporation, and sublimation.

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representative sample

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Environmental Science.

A sample which shares certain characteristics of the population, usually the proportions of members of particular groups who might be expected to behave differently in the variable(s) of...

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sanitization

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

The erasure of sensitive material from a system, especially its storage media, e.g. by overwriting or degaussing magnetically.

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