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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
virtual storing of data
[Tech.] used for example to store users' navigation data for data mining
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
be stupid
expression used when someone becomes irritating
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
be a man
be kept waiting
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
be tone-deaf
comes from a pun related to Van Gogh (a painter) cutting off his left ear and the expression "have an ear for music" = be particularly good at learning music
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.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
be in a good shape
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
be the best; shine; dominate
"He/She rocks!/ You rock!" - it's said with admiration for someone whom you consider the best
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"


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