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metadata

Syllabification: met·a·da·ta
Pronunciation: /ˈmedəˌdādə
 
, ˈmedəˌdadə
 
/

Definition of metadata in English:

noun

A set of data that describes and gives information about other data.
Example sentences
  • In the context of biological informatics, metadata is an interoperability issue.
  • Cheap metadata is metadata made by someone else, or rather by many someone elses.
  • In effect, this is all part of the Semantic Web, which aims to give order to the internet by using metadata to describes a document's contents.

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