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VALUE MEANING

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Definition:
The meaning or semantic content of a value.

Context:
Given a permissible value, representation of its value meaning shall be independent of (and shall not constrain) the representation of its corresponding value.

The representation of value meanings in a registry shall be independent of (and shall not constrain) their representation in any corresponding value domain.

Value meaning set is the relationship between a conceptual domain and a set of value meanings.

Attributes of value meaning:

Value meaning begin date is the effective date of this value meaning in the conceptual domain. A registration authority may determine whether this date is the date the value meaning becomes valid in a registry or the date the value meaning becomes part of the source domain or some other date.

Value meaning description is a description of a value meaning.

Value meaning end date is the date this value meaning became/becomes invalid. A registration authority may determine whether this date is the date the value meaning becomes no longer valid in a registry or the date the value meaning becomes no longer part of the source domain or some other date.

Value meaning identifier is the unique identifier for a value meaning.

Source Publication:
ISO/IEC FCD 11179-1 "Information technology - Metadata registers - Part 1: Framework", May 2003.

Cross References:
Conceptual domain
ISO / IEC 11179
Permissible value
Value item

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, December 21, 2005