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anecdata

noun
     
an‧ec‧da‧ta [uncountable]
information which is presented as if it is the result of serious research, but which is actually based on what someone thinks but cannot prove :
All this is just anecdata, when what we need now is some hard evidence of what UK firms are doing.

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