Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5230.42A
Definition: A number that uniquely identifies the Quality Deficiency Report.
QUALITY-DEFICIENCY-REPORT CONTROL NUMBER
Comment: Hyphens are permitted to create new words when deemed necessary. In this
case, "QUALITY DEFICIENCY REPORT" is an organizational entity, and it is more
meaningful to make the entire expression the Prime Word instead of the word
"DEFICIENCY" or "REPORT".
Example 2: LENGTH DIMENSION OF VESSEL IN FEET
Definition: Length dimension of a vessel, measured in feet.
Reconstructed DE: VESSEL LENGTH DIMENSION FEET
Example 3: INTERFACE UNIT, NAME OF SHIP
Definition: The name of a ship interfacing on a data link.
Reconstructed DE: DATA-LINK SHIP NAME
(Mod /Mod /Prime/Class)
Comment: The words "DATA" and "LINK" are hyphenated to form one word here in
order to conform to the rule that the Prime Word be the first or second word in the
logical name. To place the Prime Word "SHIP" as the first word in this data element
name would be confusing ("SHIP DATA LINK NAME" would appear to mean "name
of a data link", which conveys the wrong meaning of the data element).