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data British & World English

Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis

data English Thesaurus

there is a lack of data on the drug's effect on humans

data New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

in specialized scientific fields treated as a plural; in non-scientific use treated as a mass noun with a singular verb

data in datum British & World English

A piece of information

big data British & World English

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

data dump British & World English

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

data link British & World English

A telecommunications link over which data is transmitted

data set British & World 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 British & World English

An overwhelming excess of information, especially that obtained as the result of an Internet search

data type British & World 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 centre British & World 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 mining British & World English

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

data capture British & World English

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

data terminal British & World English

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

data dictionary British & World 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 processing British & World English

The carrying out of operations on data, especially by a computer, to retrieve, transform, or classify information

data protection British & World English

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

data warehouse British & World English

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

data communications British & World English

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

biodata British & World English

Biographical details

geodata British & World English

Computerized geographical data

metadata British & World English

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

datapoint British & World English

An identifiable element in a data set

sense datum British & World English

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

ordnance datum British & World English

The mean sea level as defined for Ordnance Survey


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