check digit

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check digit

n
(Computer Science) computing a digit derived from and appended to a string of data digits, used to detect corruption of the data string during transmission or transcription
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Height, weight, date of birth, date of measurement, and gender were taken from the CCHE in the student's health file at the school and entered into an Excel spreadsheet using a data entry program developed for this purpose.
imby worked with JPAP to organize the surveys, develop a data entry program, and train residents to use it so that the survey results could be analyzed.
Data processing errors can be reduced by having a properly designed questionnaire that facilitates data entry or by setting up a data entry program that directs you through the data entry process.