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a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; " statistical data" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
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Of datum, a collection of facts; as, he collected the necessary data for his report to the committee. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
given or admitted from which other facts may be deduced. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
or verified fact; premises. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
assumed, known, or conceded; premises; given facts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
Something given or admitted; a quantity or fact given, known, or admitted, by which things or results unknown may be found. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
given, admitted, or known, by which to find things unknown; known or admitted facts or truths. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
Or " raw data") Numbers, characters, images, or other method of recording,in a form which can be assessed by a human or (especially)input into a computer, stored and processed there, ortransmitted on some digital channel. Computers nearlyalways represent data in binary.Data on its own has no meaning, only when interpreted by somekind of data processing system does it take on meaning andbecome information.For example, the binary data 01110101 might represent the integer117 or the ASCII lower case U character or the blue component ofa pixel in some video. Which of these it represents isdetermined by the way it is processed (added, printed, displayed,etc.). Even these numbers, characters or pixels however are stillnot really information until their context is known, e.g. my bankbalance is £117, there are two Us in " vacuum", you have blue eyes. foldoc_fs
d[= a]'ta, n.pl. facts given or admitted from which other facts may be deduced:-- sing. D[= A]'TUM. [ L. datum, data, given-- d[)a]re, to give.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
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