from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Factual information, especially information organized for analysis or used to reason or make decisions.
- n.pl. Computer Science Numerical or other information represented in a form suitable for processing by computer.
- n.pl. Values derived from scientific experiments.
- n.pl. Plural of datum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of datum: pieces of information.
- n. information.
- n. A collection of object-units that are distinct from one another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. See datum.
- n.pl. a collection of facts, observations, or other information related to a particular question or problem.
- n.pl. 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
programwhich 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of datum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
Latin, pl. of datum; see datum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin data, plural of datum (‘that is given’), neuter past participle of dare (‘to give’). (Wiktionary)