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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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information Management

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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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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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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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special interest group

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

A group of users who use email to exchange views and information on a particular topic, often of a technical nature such as a particular operating system.

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technocentric

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

Based on technology and science, or reflecting trust in science. Contrast anthropocentric, ecocentric.

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torrent

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

A file that has been downloaded by means of the BitTorrent technology.

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