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Word: surrogate

Definition: substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.


Sentences Containing 'surrogate'

A surrogate key is an artificial attribute assigned to an object which uniquely identifies it (for instance, in a table of information about students at a school they might all be assigned a student ID in order to differentiate them).
As Carol returns to the Café Boutique as a waitress, José Ricardo decides to finally remove Carmem from her post. Her surrogate must be chosen by vote, and Carol is allowed to apply.
Dawidowicz commented that the "Einsatzgruppen" had been massacring Jews since the beginning of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, and that Mayer's claim that the Jews were only surrogate victims due to Germany's inability to defeat the Soviet Union was, in her opinion, rubbish.
DHS also suggested the use of a manned surrogate aircraft, either the Scaled Composites Proteus, a Lockheed ER-2 or a modified Gulfstream G550.
Eighteen gorillas have been born at the zoo since 1988 (the year the exhibit opened), all of whom have been mother-reared or reared by a gorilla surrogate.
Fr Richard Leonard SJ of the Catholic Church in Australia, said that "What many Catholic viewers will not care for is the number and style of the sexual encounters between an 18 years old innocent and her 42 year old married boss, especially when we know that Alan was for the first year or so of Steph's life Jude's partner and her surrogate father.
Governmental offices and services for the village, the town and the county are all located in Lowville, as is the Lewis County Courthouse, which houses the state Supreme Court, as well as the County Court, Family Court and Surrogate's Court.
He also seems to consider Gadget to be something of a surrogate daughter, most likely due to his long friendship with her late father.
He engaged in mercantile pursuits in South Amboy, New Jersey, 1865 and was named to the Township Committee, and served as Surrogate of Middlesex County from 1882 to 1892.
In 1818, he was surrogate general for the colony's vice admiralty court.
In 1919, he was appointed by Surrogate Fowler as referee to investigate claims against the estate of the deceased actress Anna Held.
In January 2010 Johnson revealed she was a pregnant as a surrogate mother for two gay friends who were married in California before the passage of Proposition 8.
In the late 1980s, Bailey turned his sights once again to feature films, including a role on TV's "Night Court" as Chip/Charlene, Dan's (John Larroquette) friend from college who had had a sex change, "Vultures in Paradise" with Stuart Whitman and Yvonne De Carlo, "The Surrogate" with Shannon Tweed, and "Penitentiary 3" with Anthony Geary and Leon Isaac Kennedy.
Lincoln follows the moth to another section, where he discovers that the "lottery" is actually a disguise to remove inhabitants from the compound, where the "winner" is then used for organ harvesting, surrogate motherhood, and other purposes for each one's sponsor, who is identical to them in appearance.
Many operating systems and web browsers do not support the display of some of the newer elements, since the characters for elements with atomic numbers 104 and above were only added in Unicode 3.1 (2001) as surrogate pairs that are part of the CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B character set.
Mr. Spenlow had stepped out, old Tiffey said, to get a gentleman sworn for a marriage licence; but as I knew he would be back directly, our place lying close to the Surrogate's, and to the Vicar-General's office too, I told Peggotty to wait.
One of our clerks, who was an outsider, used, in the height of this contest, to sit with his hat on, that he might be ready to rush out and swear before a surrogate any victim who was brought in.
Salem found the show "slickly produced and engagingly acted" and had a particular fondness for Missy Peregrym's character, which he described as "the Meredith surrogate".
Since Dax will be joining Worf's surrogate family, the House of Martok (J. G. Hertzler), she agrees to endure the traditional evaluation by the mistress of the house, Martok's wife, Sirella (Shannon Cochran).
The bloodfin darter, Etheostoma sanguifluum, was first used as a surrogate to develop techniques for spawning a closely related species, the endangered boulder darter, E. wapiti.
The Junta served as surrogate for the absent king and royal government, and it succeeded in calling for representatives from local provinces and the overseas possessions to meet in an "Extraordinary and General Cortes of the Spanish Nation," so called because it would be both the single legislative body for the whole empire and the body which would write a constitution for it.
The surrogate key has no intrinsic (inherent) meaning, but rather is useful through its ability to uniquely identify a tuple.
The Surrogate knows me, when I go down to be sworn; and disposes of me easily, as if there were a Masonic understanding between us.
The title of the article refers to the Dr. Seuss book "Horton Hatches the Egg", in which Horton, the elephant, serves as a surrogate parent for a bird. To illustrate the main theme of her argument, Folbre uses the story of Horton as an allegory for the changing relationship between parents and children.
Through a convoluted series of coincidences, Keri ends up serving as a surrogate mother and carrying to term what Antonio and Liz secretly believe to be their own "love child".
Using self-report of chronic widespread pain (CWP) as a surrogate marker for fibromyalgia, the Swedish Twin Registry reports: The mode of inheritance is currently unknown, but it is most probably polygenic.
Van moves in with them, as his own parents kicked him out for standing by Cheyenne and Van comes to view Reba as a surrogate parent (something Reba is very comfortable with).
Wakefield found him somewhere to live and farmed out the children among various relatives but it was another year before his health was strong enough to take over the role of surrogate father, Felix being apparently unable to do anything for his family.
While natural attributes (attributes used to describe the data being entered) are sometimes good primary keys, surrogate keys are often used instead.
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