Definitions for datumˈdeɪ təm, ˈdæt əm, ˈdɑ təm; ˈdeɪ tə, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

da•tum*ˈdeɪ təm, ˈdæt əm, ˈdɑ təm; ˈdeɪ tə, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ tə(n.)(pl.)da•ta

  1. a single piece of information, as a fact, statistic, or code; an item of data.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. any proposition assumed or given, from which conclusions may be drawn.

    Category: Philosphy

* Usage: See data.

Origin of datum:

1640–50; < L: a thing given, neut. ptp. of dare to give

Princeton's WordNet

  1. datum, data point(noun)

    an item of factual information derived from measurement or research


  1. datum(Noun)

    plural: data A measurement of something on a scale understood by both the recorder (a person or device) and the reader (another person or device). The scale is arbitrarily defined, such as from 1 to 10 by ones, 1 to 100 by 0.1, or simply true or false, on or off, yes, no, or maybe, etc.

  2. datum(Noun)

    plural: data a fact known from direct observation

  3. datum(Noun)

    plural: data a premise from which conclusions are drawn

  4. datum(Noun)

    plural: datums a fixed reference point

  5. Origin: From datum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Datum(noun)

    something given or admitted; a fact or principle granted; that upon which an inference or an argument is based; -- used chiefly in the plural

  2. Datum(noun)

    the quantities or relations which are assumed to be given in any problem

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. datum

    Any numerical or geometrical quantity or set of such quantities which may serve as reference or base for other quantities. Where the concept is geometric, the plural form is

Translations for datum

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a statement on a letter etc giving) the day of the month, the month and year

I can't read the date on this letter.

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