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raw da·ta

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  1. raw datanoun

    unanalyzed data; data not yet subjected to analysis


  1. raw data

    Raw data, often referred to as primary data, is the unprocessed, unfiltered, and unanalyzed data collected directly from a source. This data may come in various formats such as numbers, symbols, text, images, sounds, etc. and may need to go through cleaning and processing before it can be used for analysis, research or decision-making. It is considered the most accurate and reliable form of data as it hasn't been altered or modified.


  1. Raw data

    Raw data is a term for data collected from a source. Raw data has not been subjected to processing or any other manipulation, and are also referred to as primary data. Raw data is a relative term. Raw data can be input to a computer program or used in manual procedures such as analyzing statistics from a survey. The term can refer to the binary data on electronic storage devices such as hard disk drives. In computing, raw data may have the following attributes: possibly containing errors, not validated; in different formats; uncoded or unformatted; and suspect, requiring confirmation or citation. For example, a data input sheet might contain dates as raw data in many forms: "31st January 1999", "31/01/1999", "31/1/99", "31 Jan", or "today". Once captured, these raw data may be processed stored as a normalized format, perhaps a Julian date, so as to be easier for computers and humans to interpret during later processing. Raw data are the data input to processing. A distinction is sometimes made between data and information to the effect that information is the end product of data processing. Raw data that has undergone processing are sometimes referred to as "cooked" data.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raw data in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raw data in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of raw data in a Sentence

  1. Bryant Walker Smith:

    Summaries and spin will be much less credible than analysis supported by raw data that others can evaluate.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    We want to make sure the conclusions the intelligence community reached are supported by the underlying raw data. We also were obviously very interested in the US government response when we knew the Russians had hacked us, as well as the issue of whether US persons affiliated with the Trump campaign were coordinating in any way, i think the witnesses were responsive to those questions.

  3. Clifford Ollier:

    If the raw data show no alarming rise, and you want to create an alarm, you have to alter the raw data.

  4. Justin Baldwin:

    The authors from that amazing study shared their raw data... which allowed us to add to it and discover more.

  5. David Daleiden:

    We are providing all raw data to law enforcement and Congressional investigators, the temporary restraining order in a lawsuit from Planned Parenthood's allies at the National Abortion Federation is currently preventing us from releasing a lot of that to investigators, however.

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