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  1. da·ta
    IPA[ˈdadə]
  2. noun

    • 1. facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis:

      there is very little data available
    • 2. the quantities, characters, or symbols on which operations are performed by a computer, being stored and transmitted in the form of electrical signals and recorded on magnetic, optical, or mechanical recording media.

    • 3. things known or assumed as facts, making the basis of reasoning or calculation.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: data

    • noun

      facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis:

      the quantities, characters, or symbols on which operations are performed by a computer, which may be stored and transmitted in the form of electrical signals and recorded on magnetic, optical, or mechanical recording media.

    • noun

      a large amount of data transferred from one system or location to another:

      another term for info dump

    • noun

      the representation of information in the form of a chart, diagram, picture, etc.:

      a chart, diagram, picture, etc. that is created as a visual representation of information:

    • noun

      a computer or person that carries out operations on data to retrieve, transform, or classify information:
    • noun

      a document providing the specifications for a particular product:
    • noun

      a collection of related sets of information that is composed of separate elements but can be manipulated as a unit by a computer:
    • noun

      a terminal at which a person can enter data into a computer-based system or receive data from one.
    • noun

      a series of operations on data, especially by a computer, to retrieve, transform, or classify information:
    • noun

      extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions:
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