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data US English

Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis

data in datum US English

A piece of information

data US Thesaurus

a lack of data on the drug's side effects

big data US English

Extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions

data dump US English

A large amount of data transferred from one system or location to another

data file US English

A file containing data, as opposed (in Computing) to program instructions.

data mart US English

A database containing data relevant to a particular function, department, etc., of a commercial organization, designed to be easily accessed by users.

data path US English

A bus over which data is transmitted.

data set US English

A collection of related sets of information that is composed of separate elements but can be manipulated as a unit by a computer

data smog US English

An overwhelming excess of information, especially from the Internet

data suit US English

A garment-like device containing sensors which allow the movement of the wearer's body to be translated into movement in a virtual reality environment.

data type US English

A particular kind of data item, as defined by the values it can take, the programming language used, or the operations that can be performed on it

data center US English

A large group of networked computer servers typically used by organizations for the remote storage, processing, or distribution of large amounts of data

data-driven US English

Determined by or dependent on the collection or analysis of data

data entry US English

An item of data in a database, table, etc.

data field US English

A section of a record, especially in a database, in which an item of data is entered; each of the particular types of data held in a database.

data logger US English

A device which allows a series of measurements from an external sensor to be automatically recorded, typically in digital form.

data mining US English

The practice of examining large databases in order to generate new information

data packet US English

A discrete unit of data; especially = packet.

data sheet US English

A document containing a summary of data or other useful information; specifically one providing the specifications for a particular product.

data stream US English

A continuous flow of data from one location to another; also in extended use.

data trail US English

An electronic record of the transactions or activities of a particular person, organization, etc.

serial data US English

Data that comes or is generated in succession; (Computing) data that consists of bits sent singly one after another along the same route, rather than in groups of 8, 16, etc., bits at a time (frequently attributive).

data capture US English

The action or process of gathering data, especially from an automatic device, control system, or sensor

data density US English

The amount of data that can be stored per unit length or area of a storage medium.

data element US English

An item of data within a database or other collection of data.

data logging US English

The action or process of recording data, especially automatically using a data logger; frequently attributive.

data marting US English

The practice of collecting into a single database data relevant to a particular function, department, etc., of a commercial organization, so that it can be easily accessed by users.

data terminal US English

A terminal at which a person can enter data into a computer-based system or receive data from one

data dictionary US English

A set of information describing the contents, format, and structure of a database and the relationship between its elements, used to control access to and manipulation of the database

data integrity US English

Accuracy and consistency of data; freedom of data from corruption.

data processing US English

A series of operations on data, especially by a computer, to retrieve, transform, or classify information

data protection US English

Legal control over access to and use of data stored in computers

data retrieval US English

The retrieval of data stored in a computer.

data scientist US English

A person employed to analyze and interpret complex digital data, such as the usage statistics of a website, especially in order to assist a business in its decision-making

data structure US English

The form in which a collection of data is organized, typically allowing for efficient access or manipulation of the data.

data warehouse US English

A large store of data accumulated from a wide range of sources within a company and used to guide management decisions

data acquisition US English

= data capture.

data communication US English

Transmission of digital data, especially between computer systems.

Red Data Book US English

A book giving details of threatened animals or plants, especially in a particular country or region.

data communications US English

The electronic transmission of encoded information to, from, or between computers

electronic data interchange US English

The electronic transmission of business data, such as orders and invoices, between computer systems in different organizations in accordance with an established protocol; a standard established for such data exchange; frequently attributive; abbreviated EDI.

biodata US English

Biographical details

geodata US English

Computerized geographical data

databank US English

A large repository of data on a particular topic, sometimes formed from more than one database, and accessible by many users

data bank in databank US English

A large repository of data on a particular topic, sometimes formed from more than one database, and accessible by many users

datalink US English

An electronic connection for the exchange of information

metadata US English

A set of data that describes and gives information about other data

datapoint US English

An identifiable element in a data set

sense datum US English

An immediate object of perception, which is not a material object; a sense impression

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