A CDE Definition
See hierarchical addressing.
A common form of location identification that is made up of several levels. The top level is the starting point, and the bottom level is the object's location. For example, telephone numbers use hierarchical addressing. Starting from top to bottom, the levels are (1) country code, (2) area code (3) local exchange and (4) customer's number. See hierarchical file system, path and hierarchical.
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