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Term: name

(nAm') n.

1. a word or sequence of words by which an object is identified.


2. to give a name to.

3. to identify by name.

Term: named

(nAmd') adj.

having a name; using a name.

Term: named input


input from a text file in which a variable’s value is preceded by the variable name and an equals sign: indicated by the modifier = in the INPUT statement.

Term: named output


output to a text file that writes a variable by writing the variable name. an equals sign, and the value of the variable: indicated by the modifier = in the PUT statement.

Term: name server


Internet. a server that converts domain names to IP addresses.

Term: name space

(nAm' spAs') n.

a set of possible objects within which each distinct name identifies a distinct object. Within a name space, it is not possible for two different objects to have the same name.

Term: nan

(nan') [not a number] n.

a special floating point value that represents a mathematical error or missing value rather than a real number.

Term: nano-

a prefix meaning "one billionth."

Abbr. n.

Term: nanosecond

(nan' o sek' und) n.

a unit of time equal to a billionth of a second. A central processor takes approximately a nanosecond to execute an instruction.

Abbr. ns.

Term: native

(nAt' iv) adj.

having data values or files organized in a manner specificed by or most naturally used by a computer, operating system, or applications software.

Term: natural language


language used for communication among people, as distinguished from computer languages.

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