What does data mean?

Definitions for data
ˈdeɪ tə, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ təda·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. data, information(noun)

    a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn

    "statistical data"


  1. Data(n. pl.)

    a collection of facts, observations, or other information related to a particular question or problem; as, the historical data show that the budget deficit is only a small factor in determining interest rates. The term in this sense is used especially in reference to experimental observations collected in the course of a controlled scientific investigation.

  2. Data(n. pl.)

    (Computers) information, most commonly in the form of a series of binary digits, stored on a physical storage medium for manipulation by a computer program. It is contrasted with the program which is a series of instructions used by the central processing unit of a computer to manipulate the data. In some conputers data and execuatble programs are stored in separate locations.

  3. Origin: [L. pl. of datum.]


  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

  3. Origin: [L. pl. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Data

    dā′ta, n.pl. facts given or admitted from which other facts may be deduced:—sing. Dā′tum. [L. datum, data, given—dăre, to give.]

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.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 30, 2014  
  2. data

    A perception or perspective.

    The computers of the future need to be able to perceive, read, adjust and update our data.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 4, 2016  
  3. data

    A type of cell.

    Data in a spreadsheet within a computer can be in a cell so therefore it is a piece of data that the computer needs to recognize.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 4, 2016  
  4. data

    A word or a definition of a word.

    Electronic dictionaries are based on data that are words and their definitions.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 4, 2016  

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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 for data »

  1. adat, TADA, ta-da, tada

  2. TADA

How to pronounce data?

  1. Alex
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How to say data in sign language?

  1. data


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of data in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of data in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of data in a Sentence

  1. Gerhard Kocher:

    Soft data, hard conflicts.

  2. Muhammad Aidi:

    There is no data on deaths.

  3. Steven Nissen:

    We don't have any good data.

  4. Marcos Espinal:

    You have to gather the data.

  5. Euan Ashley:

    The data does not go to Apple.

Images & Illustrations of data

  1. datadatadatadatadata

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