Definitions for DATAˈdeɪ tə, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

da•ta*ˈdeɪ tə, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ tə(n.)

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: a pl. of datum .

  2. (used with a pl. v.) individual facts, statistics, or items of information.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Usage Note

  3. (used with a sing. v.) a body or collection of facts or particulars; information.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Usage Note

* Usage: data is a plural of datum , orig. a Latin noun meaning “a thing given.” Today, data is used in English both as a plural noun meaning “facts or pieces of information” (These data are described fully on page 8) and as a singular mass noun meaning “information”: The data has been entered in the computer. It is almost always treated as a plural in scientific and academic writing, as a singular or plural elsewhere depending on the context. The singular datum meaning “a piece of information” occurs most frequently in academic or scientific writing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. data, information(noun)

    a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn

    "statistical data"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. data(noun)ˈdeɪ tə, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ tə

    facts and numbers giving information about sth

    to gather/collect/analyze data; The data shows no relation between the two.; scientific/historical data

  2. dataˈdeɪ tə, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ tə

    data before it has been analyzed


  1. data(Noun)

    : pieces of information.

  2. data(Noun)


  3. data(Noun)

    A collection of object-units that are distinct from one another.

  4. data(Noun)

    Plural form of datum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Data

    see Datum

  2. Data

    of Datum


  1. Data

    Data are values of qualitative or quantitative variables, belonging to a set of items. Data in computing are represented in a structure, often tabular, a tree or a graph structure. Data are typically the results of measurements and can be visualised using graphs or images. Data as an abstract concept can be viewed as the lowest level of abstraction from which information and then knowledge are derived. Raw data, i.e., unprocessed data, refers to a collection of numbers, characters and is a relative term; data processing commonly occurs by stages, and the "processed data" from one stage may be considered the "raw data" of the next. Field data refers to raw data collected in an uncontrolled in situ environment. Experimental data refers to data generated within the context of a scientific investigation by observation and recording. The word data is the plural of datum, neuter past participle of the Latin dare, "to give", hence "something given". In discussions of problems in geometry, mathematics, engineering, and so on, the terms givens and data are used interchangeably. Such usage is the origin of data as a concept in computer science or data processing: data are numbers, words, images, etc., accepted as they stand.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. data

    Representation of facts, concepts, or instructions in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing by humans or by automatic means. Any representations such as characters or analog quantities to which meaning is or might be assigned.

Editors Contribution

  1. DATA

    Data is a plural word of datum.

    Datum is a Latin definition that stand for information used to be entered in the computer.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DATA' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #488

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DATA' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1363

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DATA' in Nouns Frequency: #208

Anagrams of DATA

  1. adat, TADA, ta-da, tada

  2. TADA

Translations for DATA

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

data(noun plural)

or noun singular facts or information (especially the information given to a computer)

All the data has/have been fed into the computer.

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