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Definition of "data" []

  • Factual information, especially information organized for analysis or used to reason or make decisions. (noun-plural)
  • Computer Science Numerical or other information represented in a form suitable for processing by computer. (noun-plural)
  • Values derived from scientific experiments. (noun-plural)
  • Plural of datum. (noun-plural)
  • A series of observations, measurements, or facts; information

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The information operated on by a computer program

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