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data  


      pl n  
1    a series of observations, measurements, or facts; information  
2      (Also called)    information     (Computing)   the information operated on by a computer program  
     (C17: from Latin, literally: (things) given, from dare to give)  
Although now often used as a singular noun, data is properly a plural  


data bank  
      n   a store of a large amount of information, esp. in a form that can be handled by a computer  
data capture  
      n   any process for converting information into a form that can be handled by a computer  
data dictionary  
      n     (Computing)   an index of data held in a database and used to assist in the access to data,   (Also called)    data directory  
data pen  
      n   a device for reading or scanning magnetically coded data on labels, packets, etc.  
data processing  
      n  
a    a sequence of operations performed on data, esp. by a computer, in order to extract information, reorder files, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a data-processing centre         See also       automatic data processing  
data protection  
      n   (in Britain) safeguards for individuals relating to personal data stored on a computer  
data set  
      n     (Computing)      another name for       file   1       7  
data structure  
      n   an organized form, such as an array list or string, in which connected data items are held in a computer  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
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.
A fraudulent intentional demonstration during or before it is entered into a computer system.
[Tech.];[Leg.] A fraudulent intentional demonstration during or before it is entered into a computer system.
n.
virtual storing of data
[Tech.] used for example to store users' navigation data for data mining
vt.
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data
[Comp.]
n.
set of data relative to the online activity of one particular user
[Tech.]

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