data flow diagram dfd meaning, data flow diagram dfd definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       n-uncount; also n-plural   You can refer to information as data, especially when it is in the form of facts or statistics that you can analyse. In American English, data is usually a plural noun. In technical or formal British English, data is sometimes a plural noun, but at other times, it is an uncount noun.  
The study was based on data from 2,100 women..., To cope with these data, hospitals bought large mainframe computers.     
2       n-uncount   Data is information that can be stored and used by a computer program.     (COMPUTING)  
You can compress huge amounts of data on to a CD-ROM.     

data bank        ( data banks    plural  ) , databank   A data bank is the same as a database.      n-count  
data mining     
Data mining involves collecting information from data stored in a database, for example in order to find out about people's shopping habits.     (COMPUTING)      n-uncount  
Data mining is used to analyse individuals' buying habits.     
data processing     
Data processing is the series of operations that are carried out on data, especially by computers, in order to present, interpret, or obtain information.      n-uncount  
Taylor's company makes data-processing systems.     
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very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
fraudulent changing of data before or during entry into the computer system.
[Tech.];[Leg.] examples include: forging or counterfeiting documents used for data entry and exchanging valid disks and tapes with modified replacements.
virtual storing of data
[Tech.] used for example to store users' navigation data for data mining
Interactive Databases System is a process of storing data in files based on interaction between pieces of data.
[Tech.] Interactive Databases System is a process of storing data in files
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data
Cybersecurity are measures of adopt of technologies, processes and practices aim to protect computers, networks and digital data from attack.
electric spectrum of data creating, storing, retrieving and synchronizing
[Tech.];[Leg.] date relating to electric digits
set of data relative to the online activity of one particular user
Digital footprint is a track left by user in form of data in process of transmission of information online
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