Definition of data type in English:

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data type

noun

Computing
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.
Example sentences
  • One alternative, the one chosen by the OpenPhone project, is to pass these signals as a separate data type within the real-time audio stream.
  • The first declaration is for the vector constants stored in cVals, sVals, iVals and fVals where the vector data type is declared and defined in the same statement.
  • Text is the dominant data type on today's Internet (especially in a low-bandwidth developing nation), so literacy is very important.

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Syllabification: da·ta type

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