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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Plural of datum 'fact, piece of information' (17-21 centuries), from Latin, past participle of dare 'to give'

data

noun
     
Related topics: Computers
da‧ta S1 W1 [plural,uncountable]
1 information or facts:
The research involves collecting data from two random samples.
data on
data on pesticide use
2TDTD information in a form that can be stored and used, especially on a computer:
It's possible to store a lot more data on a DVD.

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