Alternative definitions (2), class: vernacular (0)
Term: identifier

An association between a string and a thing.

Examples: Jane -- the name of someone's daughter;
War and Peace -- the title of a novel;
W803631VATN -- a serial number engraved on a laptop computer; -- the URL of a web page;
If an identifier is supported or "broken", that refers to the association; when an identifier is acted upon, that refers to its string. See keystr as related to an actionable identifier string.
Created 2013.07.18
Last Modified 2023.03.27
Contributed by John Kunze