Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Data that describes other data, as in describing the origin, structure, or characteristics of computer files, webpages, databases, or other digital resources.

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  • noun Data that describes other data, serving as an informative label.

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  • noun data about data

Etymologies

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meta- +‎ data

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  • I never metadata I didn't like...

    December 8, 2006

  • That is either the worst, or best, pun I have ever heard.

    December 9, 2006