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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)

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.

Use "data" in a sentence
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