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data British & World English

Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis

data in datum British & World English

A piece of information

data English Thesaurus

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

data file British & World English

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

data mart British & World 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 British & World English

A bus over which data is transmitted.

data suit British & World 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.

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 entry British & World English

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

data field British & World 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 British & World English

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

data packet British & World English

A discrete unit of data; especially = packet.

data sheet British & World English

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

data stream British & World English

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

data trail British & World English

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

serial data British & World 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 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-driven British & World English

Determined by or dependent on the collection or analysis of data

data mining British & World English

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

data density British & World English

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

data element British & World English

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

data logging British & World English

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

data marting British & World 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 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 integrity British & World English

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

data retrieval British & World English

The retrieval of data stored in a computer.

data structure British & World English

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

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 scientist British & World English

A person employed to analyse 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 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 communication British & World English

Transmission of digital data, especially between computer systems.

Red Data Book British & World English

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

electronic data interchange British & World 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 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

red list British & World English

A list of threatened animal or plant species.

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