(PDS) A data set on an IBM mainframe that contains members, each of which acts like a separate data set. Partitioned data sets are more space-efficient than individual data sets, because they can put more than one data set on a track. They are also used to hold libraries, with one function per member. The syntax for a member is NAME.OF.PDS(MEMBER) although some systems (such as Phoenix) could use NAME.OF.PDS:MEMBER
Original PDSes were of fixed size, and needed frequent compression to recover space after deleting or changing members. Newer PDS/E Extended PDSes do not have this problem.
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[pahr-ti-tiv] /ˈpɑr tɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. serving to divide into . 2. Grammar. noting of a whole: the Latin partitive genitive. noun 3. Grammar. a partitive word or formation, as of the men in half of the men. /ˈpɑːtɪtɪv/ adjective 1. (grammar) indicating that a noun involved in a construction refers only to a part […]
[pahr-shuh-lahyz] /ˈpɑr ʃəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), partialized, partializing. 1. to bias.