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alias

Informatics
A secondary or symbolic name for a file or computer peripheral (device).
 
Molecular biology
An alternative symbol or name for part of the sequence of a known gene that resembles names for other anonymous DNA segments—e.g., D6Mit236 is an alias for Cftr.
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Here are other monikers that served as landmarks in my childhood: Nenang Buro, Pedrong Talong, Leving Baluktot, Ponceng Labo, Idong Mura, Domeng Binalot, Domeng Palanca (even if his last name is Gimutao), Bertong Kalawang, Teding Bukayo, Poleng Tamaraw, Litong Hikaw, Enteng Bayong, Galong Balembang, Iskong Bubule, Felipeng Bermot, Idiong Balagbag, Menteng Bungkong, Carling Palaka, Bertong Ibayo, Joey Kwago, Toning Kupeng and Gering Daga.
But, aside from Gary, what other monikers are rapidly going out of fashion?
* External process: A process for tracking key monikers as well as pass-phrases used if the key was exported, so that you can easily identify the location of each key and its pass-phrase, and access these so you can restore a specific encrypted data set.
But some of the monikers I've been lumbered with have, frankly, been more ludicrous than an episode of The Generation Game fronted by Ian Paisley and Ozzy Osbourne.
So sick is the poor love of being known as J.Lo she toyed with the idea of calling her latest album Call Me Jennifer, in a bid to stop the public referring to her by her moniker. Because apparently, you see, `J.Lo' isn't a real person, whereas `Jennifer' is just that regular millionaire prima donna from the block.
I can just about accept that new owners may wish to change the moniker on an ex-Irish greyhound coming in, and even perhaps one that has had a couple of runs over here.
Were I naming my children today, I would not hesitate to give my daughter, Bridget, the flashy handle "Verizon" and my son, Gordon, the somewhat catchier moniker of "CVS." I would do it, and I would do it in a heartbeat.
If you called the Bowl House I'm sure one of the guys could give you a "Freaky A" story, a moniker they gave me.
I graciously ask Brother Mercado-Valdes to return "African" to his Heritage Network moniker, as this is the tie that binds.
Depending on the specific installation and configuration these systems also carry the moniker of Distributed Control Systems.
For half a century, International Falls, Minn., has billed itself by the trademarked moniker "Icebox of the Nation." Each year, the town of 6,703 people on the Canadian border celebrates its status as coldest spot in the contiguous U.S.
They are not made from hominy, as some may assume, from the loosely used moniker, "hominy grits." That term comes at a later stage in the production cycle.