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gather

  
  ( gathers    plural & 3rd person present)   ( gathering    present participle)   ( gathered    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If people gather somewhere or if someone gathers people somewhere, they come together in a group.   (=assemble, collect)  
In the evenings, we gathered around the fireplace and talked...      V prep/adv  
The man signalled for me to gather the children together.      V n with together  
2       verb   If you gather things, you collect them together so that you can use them.   (=collect)  
I suggest we gather enough firewood to last the night...      V n  
She stood up and started gathering her things together.      V n together  
      Gather up means the same as gather., phrasal verb  
When Sutcliffe had gathered up his papers, he went out...      V P n (not pron)  
He gathered the leaves up off the ground.      V n P  
3       verb   If you gather information or evidence, you collect it, especially over a period of time and after a lot of hard work.   (=collect, amass)  
...a private detective using a hidden tape recorder to gather information...      V n  
4       verb   If something gathers speed, momentum, or force, it gradually becomes faster or more powerful.   (=gain)  
Demands for his dismissal have gathered momentum in recent weeks...      V n  
The raft gathered speed as the current dragged it toward the falls.      V n  
5       verb   When you gather something such as your strength, courage, or thoughts, you make an effort to prepare yourself to do something.   (=muster)  
You must gather your strength for the journey.      V n  
      Gather up means the same as gather., phrasal verb  
She was gathering up her courage to approach him when he called to her.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
6       verb   You use gather in expressions such as `I gather' and `as far as I can gather' to introduce information that you have found out, especially when you have found it out in an indirect way.  
I gather his report is highly critical of the trial judge...      V that  
`He speaks English,' she said to Graham. `I gathered that.'...      V n  
From what I could gather, he was trying to raise money by organising festivals.      V n  
7   
    to gather dust  
    dust   gather up  
    gather 2, 5  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
the application of scientifically proven methods to gather, process, interpret, and to use digital evidence to provide a conclusive description of cyber crime activities
[Tech.]
n.
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
n.
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.
n.
virtual storing of data
[Tech.] used for example to store users' navigation data for data mining
o.
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
vt.
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data
[Comp.]
n.
electric spectrum of data creating, storing, retrieving and synchronizing
[Tech.];[Leg.] date relating to electric digits
n.
Cybersecurity are measures of adopt of technologies, processes and practices aim to protect computers, networks and digital data from attack.
n.
set of data relative to the online activity of one particular user
[Tech.]
exp.
Digital footprint is a track left by user in form of data in process of transmission of information online
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