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data

noun [U or plural]
 
 
/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 agricultural workforce is Hispanic. financial/personal/sales data The database for each health authority 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 electronic form that can be stored and processed by a computer: The students' task was to prepare all the posters and electronic data for the publicity campaign.
→  See also primary data , secondary data
Translations of “data”
in Arabic مَعْلومات, بَيانات…
in Korean 정보, 데이터, (컴퓨터에 저장된)자료…
in Malaysian maklumat…
in French données…
in Turkish bilgi, veri, bilgisayarda saklanabilen yazı…
in Italian dati…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信息,數據…
in Russian данные, факты…
in Polish dane…
in Vietnamese dữ liệu…
in Spanish datos…
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 Indonesian data…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信息,数据…
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