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FORMAT

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Definition:
Size and general arrangement of a written or printed document.

Context:
The specified arrangement of data. In computer parlance it frequently refers to the format of a data record. (Computerized systems of land resources appraisal for agricultural development, Chidley, T.R.E., J. Elgy and J. Antoine (1993), FAO World Soil Resources Reports, 72).

Source Publication:
Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names, United Nations Group of Experts on Geographic Names, United Nations, New York, 2002 + apnic.net.

Cross References:
Format, file

Hyperlink:
http://www.apnic.net/publications/media-library/documents/resource-guidelines/rir-statistics-exchange-format

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Thursday, August 22, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, June 13, 2013