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English definition of “data”

data

noun [U]    /ˈdeɪ·t̬ə, ˈdæt̬·ə, ˈdɑt̬·ə/
mathematics, science information collected for use: They had data on health, education, and economic development. Note: Although originally a plural (the rarely used singular is datum) and used with a plural verb, data is now often used as an uncount noun with a singular verb.
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