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Term    (2UYO)

Collection    (2UYP)

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OMB Context Definition    (2UYR)

Reference/URL OMB Context Definition    (2UYS)

Business Definition    (2UYT)

A group of things.    (2UYU)

Reference/URL for Business Definition    (2UYV)

Original Definition developed by Jim Disbrow, Information Technology Specialist, Office of Information Technology (EI-10), Energy Information Administration, U.S. Dept. of Energy, jim.disbrow@eia.doe.gov, 202-586-1868, created June 13,2005    (2UYW)

Technical Definition    (2UYX)

Reviewer Comment: Used to aggregate heterogeneous items by explicit references to those items. Common in programming as linked lists, sets and trees.    (2UYY)

Reference/URL Technical Definition    (2UYZ)

Data Reference Model Wiki http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DataReferenceModel_09_2004/TheGlossary_DRM_VolIv1 http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Collection    (2UZ0)

Context Definition 1    (2UZ1)

"A collection is an object that groups multiple elements into a single unit. Collections are used to store, retrieve, and manipulate data. They are also used to transmit data from one method to another. Collections typically represent data items that form a natural group."    (2UZ2)

Reference/URL Context Definition 1    (2UZ3)

Within the context of the Java programming language : http://java.sun.com/docs/books/performance/1st_edition/html/JPAlgorithms.fm.html#11521    (2UZ4)

Context Definition 2    (2UZ5)

"noun 1: the act or process of collecting 2a: something collected; esp: an accumulation of objects gathered for study, comparison, or exhibition    (2UZ6)

  b: similar terms: GROUP, AGGREGATE "    (2UZ7)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 2    (2UZ8)

Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary: http://szotar.sztaki.hu/webster/index.php?result_target=_self&D=1&S=1&W=collection&P=1&L=1&O=1    (2UZ9)

Context Definition 3    (2UZA)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 3    (2UZB)

See Also Related Terms    (2UZC)