Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5230.42A
WEATHER CONDITION DESCRIPTION TEXT
Example 3: DECIMAL WIDTH OF SEMI-MINOR AXIS
Definition: The decimal width dimension of a semi-minor axis of an ellipse.
SEMI-MINOR AXIS ELLIPSE WIDTH DIMENSION DECIMAL
Example 5: CAUSE OF LOSS OF VESSEL
Definition: Text which describes the approximate cause to which the loss of specific
commercial vessel is attributable.
REASON VESSEL LOSS DESCRIPTION TEXT
Rule 7: Data element names shall not contain articles, conjunctions or prepositions. Plurals
of Class Words/Prime Words are not permitted.
Comment: Removing plurals from data element names encourages the designer to think
in terms of simple concepts and increases the probability that two people will develop
the same name to describe an identical concept.
Example 1: PROJECT FUNDS CODE
Definition: An accounting code representing project funding.
Restructured DE: PROJECT FUND CODE
Example 2: COOPERATING FORCES NAME
Definition: Name of force which is friendly.
Restructured DE: COOPERATING FORCE NAME