false drop

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the retrieval of unwanted files from a database through the use of incorrect search codes

Computing

  • noun a batch of unwanted files retrieved from a database through the use of incorrect search codes.

Electronics

  • Within a data search, an item or result which is irrelevant or undesired. For example, a user utilizing a search engine to find information on speaker woofers, and retrieving information on dogs. Also called false retrieval.
  • synonymfalse retrieval

Information & Library Science

  • noun a citation that does not relate to the subject being searched
  • noun an irrelevant reference in indexing
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