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data

Data is information such as facts and numbers used to analyze something or make decisions. Computer data is information in a form that can be processed by a computer.

Data is the plural of Latin datum, "something given." In scientific use, the word data is often considered to be a plural noun meaning "pieces of information": The data are reliable. But most people think of data as a mass noun meaning "information" and use the word with a singular verb and pronoun: The data is reliable because it was tested by experts.

Definitions of data
  1. noun
    a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    “statistical data
    synonyms: information
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    types:
    accounting data
    all the data (ledgers and journals and spreadsheets) that support a financial statement; can be hard copy or machine readable
    metadata
    data about data
    raw data
    unanalyzed data; data not yet subjected to analysis
    type of:
    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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