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Tiebreaker

A random character assigned to a matchcode to prevent duplicate codes. This is important when matchcodes are derived from personal information such as addresses or zip codes in which repetitions are probable. A tiebreaker is also called a unique character.
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This Part identifies three common tiebreaking strategies--continuation, designation, and disposition--and evaluates each strategy's potential to resolve OJDs in a satisfactory manner.
Under the proposed regulations it was not clear whether a tiebreaking taxpayer electing nonresident status was required to report U.S.-source income and deductions solely on a nonresident basis.
In 1983, it was Reagan who ordered the Pentagon to break a fourteen-year moratorium on the production of such monstrous weapons; the deadly game was eventually resumed after none other than Vice President Bush cast three tiebreaking votes in the Senate.
Both won three games and lost one, but CRAY BLITZ was awarded second place based on tiebreaking points.
The tiebreaking Game 5 is set this Wednesday with Game 6 scheduled Friday.
Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Chicago Cubs 2-1 at Wrigley Field in the longest win-or-go-home postseason game in major league history.
''The Heat never trailed after Goran Dragic made a steal that led to Tyler Johnson's tiebreaking 3-pointer to make it 38-35 with just under 4 1/2 minutes left in the first half.
Syria occupy the third place thanks to their tiebreaking edge in goal difference.
Louis, Brandon Moss broke out of a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking home run and Aledmys Diaz connected in his return to the starting lineup, leading the Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 4-2.
However, the Mavericks emerged victorious, scoring 25-24 against the Aces that ended in a final tiebreaking duel that saw Milos Raonic outperform Raphael Nadal for the very last point.
WORCESTER -- Shepherd Hill missed out on last year's Clark Tournament on a tiebreaking coin flip, so when junior center Michael Rapoza found out the Rams were in this year, he was thrilled.
That clause says, "The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided." That means Vice President Joe Biden would become the 101st senator, with a tiebreaking vote.