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i·den·ti·fi·er

(ī-den'ti-fī-ĕr)
A person or thing that establishes or marks the identity or specific nature of anything.
[L. Lat. identitas, identity, fr. L. idem, the same]

identifier

(ī-dĕn'tĭ-fī″ĕr)
A unique fact, finding, number, symbol, or word that specifies a person, place, or thing, esp. in a hospital.
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Many times there is other evidence that can be used to help identify MIA remains," he said.
If the controller completes his or her mental review of the company's internal controls and is unable to identify a mitigating control for the error and therefore has a material misstatement that will, even if it is recorded, leave a material weakness in its wake, the need to accelerate the account reconciliations becomes clear.
If the failure to identify was inadvertent and other requirements are met, gain or loss on the hedge is treated as ordinary.
It is important for us to identify and give feedback on the collective group strengths and skills.
Like the "black box" used by the airline industry, the EEM system provides valuable forensic data after an event to help identify the source of a disturbance.
For instance, data mining can help them identify such key elements in a case or series of events as patterns of time and location--by forecasting future events based on this historical data, agencies potentially could anticipate strategic locations for deployment.
Furthermore, where GPCRs showing disease associations have existing drug candidates in development for alternative indications we can rapidly identify opportunities to re-profile those molecules into treatment of this debilitating condition.
Instead of coding for the objective presence of restraints, the assessor must identify the effect the restraint has on the resident.
However, because we continue to use gender classifications, people who don't identify with such labels are left in a state of confusion, with no language to use in claiming their own identities.
What's more, some firms are working to identify less traditional value drivers for internal audit.
But enterprise risk management is not a product, it is a process--one in which companies partner with their brokers and insurance carriers to identify, assess and quantify risks.