data must be made anonymous meaning, data must be made anonymous 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.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
avant d'être capitaine il faut être matelot
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.
de son ennemi réconcilié, il faut se garder
virtual storing of data
[Tech.] used for example to store users' navigation data for data mining
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
be stupid
expression used when someone becomes irritating
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
be in a good shape
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
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
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
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!
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"
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
be a man
be kept waiting
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
"Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners 4th edition published in 2003 © HarperCollins Publishers 1987, 1995, 2001, 2003 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"