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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electronic device that provides an interface in the transmission of data to a remote station.
  • n. A collection of related data records on a storage device.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a file of related records on a computer-readable medium such as disk, especially one on a mainframe computer; a dataset
  • n. a modem (that connects a device such as a teletype to an ordinary telephone)
  • n. A set of data to be analyzed.

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