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Automatic Data Processing Glossary.
Bureau of the Budget, Washington, DC.
The technology of the automatic information processing field has progressed dramatically in the past few years and has created a problem in common term usage. As a solution, "Datamation" Magazine offers this glossary which was compiled by the U.S. Bureau of the Budget as an official reference. The terms appear in a single alphabetic sequence, ignoring commas or hyphens. Definitions are given only under "key word" entries. Modifiers consisting of more than one word are listed in the normally used sequence (record, fixed length). In cases where two or more terms have the same meaning, only the preferred term is defined, all synonymous terms are given at the end of the definition. Other relationships between terms are shown by descriptive referencing expressions. Hyphens are used sparingly to avoid ambiguity. The derivation of an acronym is shown by underscoring the appropriate letters in the words from which the acronym is formed. Although this glossary is several years old, it is still considered the best one available. (NH)
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