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Meaning of “data” in the English Dictionary

"data" in British English

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datanoun [U, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈdeɪ.tə/  us   /-t̬ə/
B2 information, ​especiallyfacts or ​numbers, ​collected to be ​examined and ​considered and used to ​help decision-making, or ​information in an ​electronicform that can be ​stored and used by a ​computer: The data was/were ​collected by ​various researchers. Now the data is/are being ​transferred from ​magnetictape to hard ​disk.

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(Definition of data from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"data" in American English

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datanoun [U]

 us   /ˈdeɪ·t̬ə, ˈdæt̬·ə, ˈdɑt̬·ə/
mathematics, science informationcollected for use: They had data on ​health, ​education, and ​economicdevelopment. 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.
(Definition of data from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"data" in Business English

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datanoun [U or plural]

uk   us   /ˈdeɪtə/
information, especially facts or ​numbers, ​collected to be ​examined and considered and used to ​help with making decisions: The data ​shows that more than 80% of the ​agriculturalworkforce is Hispanic. financial/​personal/​sales data The ​database for each ​healthauthority should be able to provide data on the ​number of ​staff residing in each ​location. She ​earns about $13.50 an hour collecting data for the US Department of Labor.
IT information in an ​electronicform that can be ​stored and ​processed by a ​computer: The ​students' ​task was to prepare all the ​posters and ​electronic data for the ​publicitycampaign.
(Definition of data from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “data”
in Korean 정보, 데이터, (컴퓨터에 저장된)자료…
in Arabic مَعْلومات, بَيانات…
in Malaysian maklumat…
in French données…
in Russian данные, факты…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信息,數據…
in Italian dati…
in Turkish bilgi, veri, bilgisayarda saklanabilen yazı…
in Polish dane…
in Spanish datos…
in Vietnamese dữ liệu…
in Portuguese dados…
in Thai ข้อมูล…
in German Daten (pl.)…
in Catalan informació, dades…
in Japanese 資料, データ, (コンピュータ)データ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信息,数据…
in Indonesian data…
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