data point

Definitions of data point
  1. noun
    an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    synonyms: datum
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    indication, meter reading, reading
    a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
    statistic
    a datum that can be represented numerically
    average, norm
    a statistic describing the location of a distribution
    demographic
    a statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.)
    deviation
    the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function
    moment
    the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value
    distribution free statistic, nonparametric statistic
    a statistic computed without knowledge of the form or the parameters of the distribution from which observations are drawn
    parametric statistic
    any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution
    time series
    a series of values of a variable at successive times
    vital statistics
    data relating to births and deaths and health and diseases and marriages
    clock time, time
    a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
    miles per hour, mph
    a speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel
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    information
    knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
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