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sentinel

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A datum that indicates some important state, usually in the context of input or output. For example, an end-of-data sentinel means all the data has been read. See also rogue value, flag.

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sentinel

Miquel Porta and John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 75 words.

The word means a lookout. In public health, it is the process of systematic surveillance for a sentinel event, such

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sentinel

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 75 words.

The word means a lookout. In public health, it is the process of systematic surveillance for a sentinel event, such

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sentinel

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The word means a lookout. In public health, it is the process of systematic surveillance for a sentinel event, such as the first case of a contagious disease that may (or may not) be...

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sentinel

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 33 words.

A datum that indicates some important state, usually in the context of input or output. For example, an end-of-data sentinel

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sentinel

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 33 words.

A datum that indicates some important state, usually in the context of input or output. For example, an end-of-data sentinel

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Sentinel

Storm Dunlop.

in A Dictionary of Weather

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Environmental Science. 110 words.

A programme under which the European Space Agency is developing three different forms of satellites for Earth observation. Sentinel-1 satellites

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sentinel

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A datum that indicates some important state, usually in the context of input or output. For example, an end-of-data sentinel means all the data has been read. See also rogue value, flag.

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sentinel

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch.

2 an electronic device designed to detect danger: an electronic sea sentinel to...

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Sentinel

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

A programme under which the European Space Agency is developing three different forms of satellites for Earth observation. Sentinel-1 satellites will use synthetic aperture radar to...

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sentinel <i>(verb)</i>

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 14 words.

Sentinel has the derivatives -elled, -elling (AmE -eled, -eling); see -ll-, -l-.

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