Definition: Minimal unique

Statistical methodologies

A combination of variable values that are unique in the microdata set at hand and contain no proper subset with this property (so it is a minimal set with the uniqueness property).
Source:
ESSNet SDC (Network of Excellence in the European Statistical System in the field of Statistical Disclosure Control), under the coordination of Anco HUNDEPOOL, "Handbook on Statistical Disclosure Control", version 1.2 (2010 Edition)
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