Identifier vs Keyset - What's the difference?

identifier | keyset |


As nouns the difference between identifier and keyset

is that identifier is someone who identifies; a person who establishes the identity of while keyset is (computing|telegraphy) an input device whose few keys can be pressed in many combinations, often simultaneously, to enter different commands or characters.

identifier

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Someone who identifies; a person who establishes the identity of.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2001, title=The Career Guide to the Horse Industry, author=Theodore A. Landers
  • , passage=The Identifier personally inspects each horse in each race by verifying the lip tattoo, body color, head and leg markings, scars, and chestnut (night eyes). citation
  • * {{quote-book, year=2004, title=Great Horse Racing Mysteries: True Tales from the Track, author=John McEvoy
  • , passage=The foal papers are documents recording the horse's registration; no horse can start in any race unless his papers are in the hands of the track's identifier . citation
  • Something that identifies or uniquely points to something or someone else.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2008, author=Ted Dunstone, Neil Yager, title=Biometric System and Data Analysis
  • , passage=Prehistoric artists used hand-prints in cave paintings, perhaps as as 'signature'. They might be considered the earliest example of a biometric identifier .}}
  • A guidebook that helps determine the specific class of an object (such as a mushroom, herb, fish, bird, drug, or mineral), or its individual identity (such as that of a star).
  • (programming, operating systems) A formal name used in source code to refer to a variable, function, procedure, package, etc. or in an operating system to refer to a process, user, group, etc.
  • (databases) A primary key.
  • See also

    * id

    See also

    * ("identifier" on Wikipedia) ----

    keyset

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing, telegraphy) An input device whose few keys can be pressed in many combinations, often simultaneously, to enter different commands or characters.
  • (computing, databases) A set of keys (unique identifiers) used to distinguish the rows of data being traversed by a cursor.
  • (rare) A collection of keys on a typewriter or keyboard.
  • This typewriter has a numeric keyset''' to the right of the standard alphanumeric '''keyset .