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EN[ˈdeɪtə] [-eɪtə] [ˈdætə] [-ætə] [ˈdɑːtə] [-ɑːtə]
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  • Data (/ˈdeɪtə/ DAY-tə, /ˈdætə/ DA-tə, or /ˈdɑːtə/ DAH-tə) is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables; restated, pieces of data are individual pieces of information.
  • Raw data, i.e., unprocessed data, is a collection of numbers, characters; data processing commonly occurs by stages, and the "processed data" from one stage may be considered the "raw data" of the next.
  • The word "data" used to be considered the plural of "datum", and still is by some English speakers. Nowadays, though, "data" is most commonly used in the singular, as a mass noun (like "information", "sand" or "rain").
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    Definition of data in English Dictionary

  • NounBFdatumPLdatums
    1. plural of datum.
      1. NU (collectively) Information, especially in a scientific or computational context, or with the implication that it is organized.
        1. The raw information was processed and placed into a database so the data could be accessed more quickly.
      2. (computing) A representation of facts or ideas in a formalized manner capable of being communicated or manipulated by some process.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Although our data cannot help explain why this occurs, we infer that microfluctuations in accommodation contribute to VA instability.
          • Neither data set provided evidence for an increased encephalisation index compared to other wrasse species.
          • Functions should use matching variable names for tramp data to improve readability.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Data items in the computer file were delimited by commas.
          • Data suggest slight decreases in markers of proliferation in the periosteal and midsutural areas analyzed.
          • Data on rare TMB anomalies, such as preligamentous and supraligamentous courses of TMB, was recorded from the studies but not included in the meta-analysis.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Another approach, called the selective, repeated, or reconsent model, requires that participants consent to each individual future study that wishes to use their data.
          • The names and email addresses of the users were redacted from the public data.
          • The tablespace provides a layer of abstraction between physical and logical data.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Noun forms
            • Plurals
              • Irregular plurals
                • Plurals ending in "-a"
              • Noun plural forms
                • Irregular plurals
                  • Plurals ending in "-a"
              • Irregular plurals
                • Plurals ending in "-a"
                • Collective nouns
                  • Nouns with common ending formations
                    • Plurals ending in "-a"
                    • Singularia tantum
                      • Uncountable nouns
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                  Meaning of data for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "data" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form, an irregular plural, a collective noun, a nouns with common ending formation and a singularia tantum.
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