a collection of facts, observations, or other information related to a particular question or problem; as, the historical data show that the budget deficit is only a small factor in determining interest rates.
information, most commonly in the form of a series of binary digits, stored on a physical storage medium for manipulation by a computer program. It is contrasted with the program which is a series of instructions used by the central processing unit of a computer to manipulate the data. In some conputers data and execuatble programs are stored in separate locations.
Factual information, usually organised for analysis. It can also be thought of as information which is in a suitable form for processing by a computer.
A collection of known facts that can be recorded and have implicit meaning.
Information obtained through research.
Factual information used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation; often refers to quantitative information.
numerical information about variables; the measurements or observations to be analyzed with statistical methods.
Information (usually numeric) collected on the participants in a study and on which data analysis is performed.
Information a computer needs in order to make decisions or carry out a particular action.
A re-interpretable representation of information in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation or processing.
For a CNC machine tool or a PC data is information in numerical form that can be digitally transmitted or processed. In a statistical sense data is factual information such as measurements used as a basis for discussion or calculation
Accepted fact or evidence. In computer language, information stored in computer-readable form.
Any information, facts, or figures (in general, programs are not considered data). In GIS, data can usually be classified as attributional, positional, or temporal.
Information stored in some way. In the context of computing it refers to information stored in an electronic format.
Information manipulated by a computer program.
A general term for pieces of information that a computer processes. (DB, Gr. 4)
information the researcher (investigator) collects from subjects or participants in the research study, or about objects in a non-human study.
Data simply refers to raw, unformatted information. Data can be anything from numbers through to words and can be sorted in any format where required.
Information. Any series of bits, characters, or objects that has meaning. Data is stored and transmitted by computers.
any type of information transmitted across a computer network from one machine to another; includes such items as word processing files, database records (like patron records, student grades, or customer billing records), card catalog information, pictures, sounds, or even just keystrokes.
This term typically refers to anything that is not a voice, and it is, according to AT&T, "a representation of facts, concepts or instructions in a formalized manner, suitable for communication, interpretation or processing."
Data consists of a series of bytes on most machines. Data in a file can either be stored as it is in the computer's memory (raw or unencoded), or stored in text format (formatted).
Observations or measurements made that apply to an area of the the marketing system
Factual information such as text, numbers, sounds, and images, in a form that can be processed by a computer.
Data are factual information used as a basis for reasoning, discussion or calculation.
raw facts that are collected.
A set of collected facts. There are two basic kinds of numerical data: measured or variable data, such as "16 ounces," "4 miles" and "0.75 inches," and counted or attribute data, such as "162 defects."
the raw facts given to the computer, like first name, price, quantity ordered
Information created by software programs on a computer, such as a word processing document or a spreadsheet.
The collection of facts of experiments, instruments, and surveys and treatments that are calculated statistically to give measured statistical results.
(DA·ta), pl. data, sing. datum. Used chiefly in the plural data is a reference to a set of details forming the basis for an inference or an argument. In anthropology, as in science in general, data constitutes a collection of facts from which findings and conclusions may be drawn. Scientists look for patterns in data to perceive relationships.
Facts, statistics or items of information such as scientific measurements.
Digital information or just information, depending on the context.
The symbols, writing, words, or other items used to represent facts, objects, events, or ideas. Accounting records and yield measurements are two examples of data.
Raw facts and figures to be fed into and processed by a computer. The term data is often used to distinguish binary machine-readable information from textual human-readable information. For example, some applications make a distinction between data files (files that contain binary data) and text files (files that contain ASCII data).
Representations of facts, concepts, or instructions in a manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing by humans or by automated means.
(1) Information gathered by observation, questioning, or measurement.
facts and figures from which something can be learned; information
A collection (set) of isolated facts or information. Data can be analogue (expressed in terms of physical quantities such as voltage, weight, distance to represent numbers) or digital (the magnitude of a mathematical measurement represented by digits or numbers). Data may be referred to as measured, observed, calculated or raw. The plural of datum.
statements accepted at a given value (face value); Latin data is the plural of datum. A large class of practically important statements are measurements or observations of physical system properties; such statements may comprise numbers, words, or images. NOTE : term data should be used in English with a plural verb, e.g. " the data are inconclusive".
A representation of facts or concepts in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation or processing by man or machine. Complementary term in computer usage: program.
Symbols or representations of facts of ideas that can be communicated, interpreted or processed by manual or automated means. Often associated with electronic data or with statistics or measurements.
Some kind of unorganized material that can be entered into a computer. data access time The time needed for a computer to locate and transfer data to primary memory.
the numbers and symbols representing observations
Clearly defined measurements of characteristics. They are most useful when collected to monitor or improve a process.
Numbers, characters or images in a form which can be input, stored, and processed by computers.
Recorded observations about patients in a clinical trial.
something given or admitted as a basis for reasoning of inference. NOTE: data is actually a plural word, and in older works is correctly written "the data are conclusive..." Modern usage allows the word to be both singular and plural (rather like deer). The singular is datum.
Raw unprocessed facts to be processed by the computer.
A collection of facts, concepts or instructions in a formalized manner suitable for communication or processing by human beings or by computer.
known facts or things used as a basis for inference or reckoning. Data are not synonymous with numerical expressions.
Facts, numbers, or values that have been collected about individuals, objects or events.
Representations, in the form of numbers and characters for example, to which meaning may be ascribed.
The outcome of a set of measurements from which inferences may be drawn, theories constructed, and so forth.
The "facts" from which persuaders make claims.
Records of observations and measurements of physical facts, occurrences, and conditions, reduced to written, graphical, or tabular form.
a general term used to describe raw facts
an on-going process
a plot of Neutralization Potential Ratio, NPR (NP/AP) against sulphide sulphur analysis
a collection of measurements or observations.
are symbolic representations of phenomena. database can be thought of as a "population" of data. Each data element is stored in a field. All data fields related to an individual member of the "population" are stored as a unique record.
Raw materials about the organization and business transactions.
Values collected through record keeping or by polling, observing, or measuring, typically organized for analysis or decision making. More simply, data is facts, transactions and figures.
Recorded observations, usually in numeric or textual form
Anything that is transmitted or processed digitally.
The general term for the work that we create with our computers and store on a disk.
A gathering of facts, concepts or instructions in a formalized manner, made suitable for communication, interpretation or processing. Anything other than voice.
Raw, unorganized facts.
Facts, images, or sounds that may or may not be pertinent or useful for a particular task. The characteristics of data are: type, accuracy/precision, age, level of summarization, completeness, accessibility, source bias, and relevance/value.
A general term which may describe numbers, characters or groups of bits suitable for processing by a computer.
Evidence collected from research.
Unprocessed, unorganised and discrete facts or ideas.
Facts or instructions represented in a formalised manner, suitable for transmission, interpretation or processing manually or automatically.
Just as S.O.S. signals say things with dots and dashes, computers "talk" using two kinds of electrical signals: high and low. A stream of these signals put together in an order that a computer can read is called data.
The fields, values, records, and other information entered and stored in a database.
Factual piece of information (as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation. Information output by a sensing device or organ, it includes both useful and irrelevant or redundant pieces of information that must be processed to be meaningful in a decision making process. Information in numerical form that can be digitally transmitted and/or processed. "Don't confuse me with the data, give me information to make decisions".
Units of information that can be stored and analyzed.
information of a quantitative nature consisting of counts or measurements: where they refer to items or events that are separate and can be counted, the data are discrete; where they refer to quantities such as length or capacity that are measured, the data are continuous. Singular: datum.
The information collected by a researcher
Fax modem: A modem that can handle both serial data and facsimile images to either send or receive transmissions.
a collection of measurements or other information which can be stored in a computer and handled by a suitable program, such as a database, spreadsheet or statistical package. 'Raw data' is in its original form, whereas processed data is the result of the operation of a program on raw data.
Facts or conditions that are known. Scientists gather information (data) by observation and through the use of scientific equipment.
A generic computer term meaning digital information readable by a computer.
Information that is entered into, stored in and used by a computer - for example, information that is in a database.
specific information or facts that are collected.
Information in the form of binary code used by the computer.[Go Back
The representative forms of information, including facts, concepts, rules, or any other kind of knowledge. Source: ESADS.
includes all information, data, material, software code, applications, files, text, logos, images, audio, movie clips and/or content in any form placed on our systems as a result of providing the Service to you.
Facts or figures from which conclusions can be drawn. A plural noun.
Facts (in the form of values, quantities given by an instrument) from which other information may be inferred. Plural term commonly treated as singular.
Any type of information that might be stored on or processed by a computer. There are two basic types of data, text (see ASCII) and binary.
Information in the form of text, numbers, sounds, or images that has been transcribed into bits, and can then be processed by a computer.
The purest definition of data is "information collected." Data are often thought of as statistical or quantitative, but they may take other forms-such as transcripts of interviews or videotapes of social interactions. Data are often coded-or quantified-to make them easier to analyze. Data then becomes statistical evidence from which conclusions can be inferred
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Facts represented in a readable language (such as numbers, characters, images, or other methods of recording) on a durable medium. Data on its own carries no meaning. Empirical data are facts originating in or based on observations or experiences. A database is a store of data concerning a particular domain. Data in a database may be less structured or have weaker semantics (built-in meaning) than knowledge in a knowledge base. Compare data with information and knowledge.
facts, information (singular: datum)
Any information stored in electronic form as a sequence of binary bits and bytes.
A display of facts, concepts and instructions in a formal manner processed manually or automatically.
A series of observations, measurements, etc
Information that is collected, stored or processed systematically.
Data is any kind of information (like text, video, or a spreadsheet) that is in computer-readable form (i.e. digital).
Data is related information that is grouped and manipulated by an application.
Information in its raw form. The characters, numbers, pixels, bits and bytes that make up digitized information.
Information, usually numbers rather than written documents and sources. The census is a piece of data.
Digital information. Digital data has the advantage of being able to be copied or transmitted over a digital network any number of times without adversely affecting quality. In digital cinema, instead of the movie images and sound being stored on celluloid film, they are stored as digital data in a file, usually on a hard disk.
Information processed by a computer, or an ordered collection of information.
This term is legally defined according to the institution. It generally refers to recorded information regardless of form. Most institutions hold title to data while researchers have rights to access the data.
in computing terms this means information that is structured and can be processed by a computer.
Information that is stored (in a computer). Data can represent numbers, letter, graphics, etc.
Factual information in the form of text, numbers, graphics, etc. It is used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, and calculations. Also, numeric and other information in a format suitable for processing by a computer. See aggregate data, checksum, control data, data collecting, data management, data management software, data mining, data transfer, database, derived data.
Literally, "that which is given", data refers to raw facts, measurements, numbers, and so on. Data can exist in any form, but is commonly identified with electronic digital signals.
Type A characteristic of a field that defines what type of information can be stored in that field - Text, Number, Date etc.
facts; in particular, numerical facts.
the documents received, stored and retrieved by an information endosystem.
An electronic representation of information suitable for manipulation by a digital computer. Note that this is a more specialized version of the common definition.
information. Though the word data represents the plural, in common usage it may indicate either the singular or plural.
unassimilated facts about the market.
Refers to information that can be processed by a computer.
Evidence, in either numerical or narrative form, gathered during the course of an evaluation and that serves as the basis for information, discussion, and inference.
In computing, data is information that has been translated into a form that is more convenient to move or process. The general name given to data as they move from one layer of the OSI model to another is known as the PDU. DNS: Domain Naming System. Used on the internet to translate domain names into IP address
A collection of facts, concepts or instructions in a formalized manner suitable for communication or processing by human or automatic means. Generally used in the GIS field as a reference to all spatial information.
Material gathered during the course of an evaluation which serves as the basis for information, discussion, and inference.
The Computer Security Act statute defines the term "sensitive information" as any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of Title 5. United States Code (the Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.
The collection of observations.
text and values in the raw form, unprocessed
Usaually means any basic element of information which can be processed or produced by a computer and may be transmitted on certain telephone lines or by certain phone systems.
Any information - facts, concepts, sensations - represented in a formal manner, suitable for communicating, interpreting, or processing. The word data is plural; the singular form is datum.
Data is information, facts, figures and values. Data can be collected by observation, different measurements, experiments, surveys, etc.
(singular: datum). A plural word referring to any information from empirical observation, whether qualitative or quantitative in form. In quantified studies such as surveys, the raw data are in the form of answers to specific questions, that are then aggregated or grouped to present frequency distributions and other forms of summary data. In qualitative research based on open-ended interviews and general observations, the field notes and interview notes are the raw data. Sometimes groups of open-ended interviews are subjected to content analysis, from which one can obtain frequencies of repeated themes, and other quantified data.
Data is information, usually a bunch of numbers you get from measurements. Let's say you write down the temperature every morning for a three days and you get -10 , -12 C, and -8 C. The numbers -10, -12, and -8 C are your data. For this project, you're collecting a few different kinds of data, including temperature data and snow depth data.
Data is information collected that is used for reasoning, discussion, or calculation.
textual input for an information extraction system
simple observation of the state of the world without any interpretive meaning. It represents a fact or statement of an event without relation to other things. Data that has meaning by way of a relational connection becomes information.
The representation forms of information.
A recording of facts, concepts, or instructions on a storage medium for communication, retrieval, and processing by automatic means and presentation as information that is understandable by humans.
Information which may be housed on a storage medium for communication, retrieval and processing by automatic means and presentation as information that is understandable to humans.
factual information, especially results of an experiment or clinical trial.
Information, especially raw or unprocessed information. Plural of datum. Information processed by a computer.
a representation of facts, concepts, or instructions suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing by human or automatic means
Digital information that a computer can interpret.
See qualitative data and quantitative data
information collected by a researcher. (Data is the plural term; datum the singular). Data are often thought of as statistical or quantitative, but they may take many other forms as well--such as transcripts of interviews or videotapes of social interactions. Nonquantitative data such as transcripts or videotapes are often coded or translated into numbers to make them easier to analyze.
information that is manipulated by a computation
information expressed as basic raw facts, numbers etc
Is an entity that conveys meaning. Computer data is stored as a series of (electrical) charges arranged in patterns to represent information. In other words, data refers to the form of the information (the electrical patterns). It is not the information itself.
In computing, data is information that has been translated into a form that is more convenient to move or process. Relative to today's computers and transmission media, data is information converted into binary digital form.
driven instruction - using current statistical information for analysis and decision making to plan and assess learning experiences (III B)
the elements used for communication or computer-related processes
A piece of digital information, often with special formatting that allows one computer to share data with another computer.
Information in a Binary form that is interpreted by the PC/Devices
is information compiled from study records, questionnaires, interviews, etc.
facts and opinions from which conclusions can be drawn. degree of a: polynomial the greatest of the degrees of its terms. term the sum of the number of times each variable appears as a factor. e.g. the degree of the term 5x3y4z is 8 because 3 + 4 + 1 = 8.
and Information - in the context of computing, there is no useful distinction to be drawn between these terms. Both describe the representation in some coded form of digital information.
Individual measurements; facts, figures, pieces of information, statistics, either historical or derived by calculation, experimentation, surveys, etc.; evidence from which conclusions can be inferred.
In C++, data member of a class. A variable that contains state information for a class. A field of a class that is not a method.
all information of computer operations directed by the detailed instructions of the program.
A collection of gathered information that has not been organized.
Information which is processed either manually or on computer as part of an information system.
Information, often in the form of measurements or observations, which can be analyzed.
The plural of "datum." (And that's a fact.)
Information, particularly that used as a basis for computation.
Data is pieces of information that have been formatted in a particular way to be read by certain programs.
facts and figures in which conclusions can be drawn.
All record ed information, regardless of form or characteristic. [D02302] DSMC
Any representations, such as alphabetic or numeric characters, to which meaning can be assigned.
Generic term for any information used by a computer.
information gathered usually to be stored in a database or spreadsheet
programs, files or other electronic information stored in, or processed by a computer system.
Recorded information of any nature (including administrative, managerial, financial, and technical), regardless of medium or characteristics.
A collection of information. Consider it as a collective noun. Data travels over wires or lines, not through them.
Information documented by a language system representing facts, text, graphics, bit-mapped images, sound, analog or digital live-video segments. Data is the raw material of a system supplied by data producers and is used by information consumers to create information.
Information of any kind, including binary, decimal or hexadecimal numbers, integer numbers, text strings, etc.
(n.) plural of datum - an entity of information.
a compilation of information (numeric or otherwise) gathered on a particular topic through the use of procedures such as interviews, observations, surveys, questionnaires, and others.
The representation of information in a manner suitable for communications, interpretation, storage or processing.
Information gathered and formatted for a specific purpose.
A representation of facts, concepts, or instructions in a formalized manner (to which a meaning can be assigned) which is suitable for communication, interpretation, and processing.
Information that is factual, measurable or statistical and which is ordered or formatted to be computer processed, stored or retrieved.
Latin "things which are given" (singular datum). Generally, the material put into a computer in coded form and then acted upon by the machine. It usually refers to numerical inputs as opposed to the program which is also fed in. Reckoners, Rev.?, page 0157
A) set of discrete, objective facts about events. Data is transformed into information by adding value through context, categorization, calculations, corrections, and condensation. (); B) facts and figures, without context and interpretation. () Back to the Top
Information. A representation of facts, ideas, or instruction in a manner suitable for communicator interpretation by human or automatic means.
Plural of datum, a piece of information. Generally, information of any type, but especially any information in a computer.
Anything that is recorded or used for processing. The stuff that transfers between computers needed a name - Data seemed good.
Facts collected for a special purpose
Plural of the Latin datum, meaning an item of information. Following classical usage, one item of information should be called a datum, and more than one item should be called data: â€œThe datum is,â€ but â€œthe data are.â€ In practice, however, data is frequently used for the singular as well as the plural form of the noun.
Information stored or used by a computer, usually consisting of bits and bytes stored in files.
Unprocessed raw information. Data is normally stored in a database or a file.
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Data is fundamentally any information of interest, but these days, the word data implies a binary (base 2 arithmetic), machine-readable representation of information.
Information collected in a systematic way that is used to draw conclusions about a program or its outcomes.
In the world of computing, pieces of information are stored and communicated in digital form. Anything that is to be processed or stored by a computer is considered data. It is apparently a little known fact that the word "data" is the plural form of the word "datum" and is to be treated grammatically as such. I'm not trying to popularise the use of the word "datum" here, I'm merely trying to offer the fact that the word "data" really should not be referred to as a singular noun. If you're not interested in crap like this, you've probably stopped reading by now, so I will ramble on by offering an example. The sentence "My data has become corrupt!" should really be "My data have become corrupt!" Of course, if you have problems like corrupted data on your hands, then you probably have bigger issues on your mind than grammatical consistency. Data is a precise piece of information. This is what is created and changed by using the computer. It can be anything at all. A word processing document, a spreadsheet, a database.
information or material that serves as a basis for discussion and analysis.
Any collection of related facts arranged in a particular format; often, the basic elements of information that are produced, stored, or processed by a computer.
The plural of the term datum, a single piece of information. Software is divided into two general categories, software and data. Programs are collections of instructions for manipulating data. On a computer, data is stored as bytes, units of storage capable of holding a single character.
a group of measurements, facts or statistics
Collected information or facts, usually for purposes of analysis.
Data refers to the raw facts, including numbers, words, images, and sounds, given to a computer during the input operation. In the processing phase, the computer manipulates data to create information-data that has been processed into a form that has meaning and is useful.
Recorded information (about a participant) (e.g., contents of a medical chart).
Information used or processed by a software program.
facts or pieces of information gathered for a study or other particular purpose
Any type of information which a computer can process, such as numbers, letters or symbols.
Historically, 'data' is the plural of 'datum' (but it is now also universally accepted as the singular!). In computing, it is the content of a computer file that is not an executable (qv). It is file-hosted meaningful information (in the form of text or values) that may be held in standard, eg Windows, folders but may alternatively be stored in an organised database (qv) such as MS Access.
A general term used to signify all the basic information elements that can be produced or processed by a computer. See information.
This is the information about the Participant and the Participant's reaction to the Study Treatment that is used to compare Treatment Groups in a Clinical Trial.
Information that has been formatted so that it can be understood by a computer. Data can include text, numbers, program codes, graphic art, sound, or even video clips.
Measurable information collected and organized for analysis and to be used in making decisions. Two common forms of data collection are task analysis (a breaking down of specific skills into smaller steps) and mass trials (repetitive recording of an isolated task).
Pieces of information, such as messages or files, usually formatted in a specific way. Data can be numbers or letters.
"Facts or figures form which conclusions can be drawnâ€¦"
A representation of facts, concepts, or instructions in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing by manual or automated means.
Information; raw facts. Data can be input into a computer and processed in various ways. For a computer to process data, it must be translated into a form the computer can handle. The smallest discrete element of data that a computer can understand is a bit, or "binary digit". The human brain also processes data fed to it by the sensory organs.
a representation of information, knowledge, facts, concepts, or instructions that is being prepared or has been prepared in a formalized manner and is intended to be stored or processed, is being stored or processed, or has been stored or processed in a computer. Data may be embodied in any form, including but not limited to computer printouts, magnetic storage media, laser storage media, and punch-cards, or may be stored internally in the memory of the computer.
Information that is organized in a form suitable for manual or computer analysis
Facts relating to things such as people, objects, events. Information in numerical form that can be digitally transmitted or processed.
Pieces of information from which "understandable information" is derived. In this guide, data refers to the bits (1, 0) recorded in the disc, from which applications or understandable information are -derived.
is the plural of datum, which refers to a record of an observation. Data can be numerical (and hence quantitative) or consist of words or images (hence qualitative). A distinction is sometimes made between naturally occurring data - such as tape recordings of conversations that would have occurred whether a researcher was present or not - and data generated in research settings, as in interviews or on questionnaires. Quantitative data are often arranged in a data matrix for ease of analysis.
Distinct pieces of information, usually formatted in a special way.
Numbers, characters, images, or other method of recording, in a form which can be assessed by a human or (especially) input into a computer, stored and processed there, or transmitted on some digital channel. Source: Foldoc: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
A general term for any type of information. In a more specific sense, the term data refers to information in a particular context such as the amount of parts a machine has made, the amount of time on a time-delay circuit, or other machine values.
(noun) Factual information used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation.
Information usually gathered by observation, questioning, or measurement.
recorded observations and information.
Any information used by computer systems.
Numbers, text, pictures, etc., that are entered into a computer to be processed into information. Data can be numbers, labels, formulas, pictures, sounds, etc.
Information gathered in the course of a research study. It may be quantitative or qualitative.
A representation of facts, concepts, information, or instructions suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing by humans or by an AIS.
A formal representation of information suitable for communication. interpretation, and processing by humans or computers.
All information which is entered by the user or used by the computer system.
Information with a specific physical representation.
The information (numerical and observational) gained through research.
Means a representation of information, knowledge, facts, concepts or instructions which are being prepared or have been prepared in a formalised manner, and is intended to be processed, is being processed or has been processed in a computer system or computer network, and may be in any form (including computer printouts magnetic or optical storage media, punched cards, punched tapes) or stored internally in the memory of the computer.
Any form of information, whether in paper or electronic form. In electronic form, data refers to files containing such material as database tables, text documents, images, and digitally-encoded voice and video.
Known facts, numbers, letters and symbols for storage and manipulation by a computer system expressed in character form. Data can be thought of as the basic elements of information used, created or otherwise processed by an application program.
Multiple facts (usually, but not necessarily, empirical) used as a basis for inference, testing, analysis, etc. or used as the basis for decision-making.
Information pertinent to a specific appraisal assignment. Data may be general (relating to the economic background, the region, the city and the neighborhood) or specific (relating to the subject property and comparable proper- ties in the market).
distinct pieces of information, usually formatted in a special manner.
the information that is collected during a scientific study.
Raw information representing events occurring in the organization before they are organized into an understandable and useful form for humans
Distinct piece of information, usually formatted in a special way.
The raw material of information. Refers mostly to the information entered into, and stored within a computer or file.
Documented information or evidence of any kind.
Grounps of facts processed into information
data refers to the information collected during the course of primary research, e.g. observations, measurements, responses to questions, statistics, visual or audio records, etc., and which form the grounds on which research conclusions are based.
The information to be processed by a computer program. The program itself is not data.
Think of it as a collective noun and use a singular verb ("data is" ).
(1) Units of information. (2) Any representation, such as characters or analog quantities, to which meaning is or may be assigned.
Pieces of information in a form the computer can handle.
Facts, concepts, or instructions that a computer records, stores and processes. Used in conjunction with INFORMATION SYSTEMS, “raw data” is organized in such a way that people can understand the results.
information. Also refers to information that is to be inputted or information that is the output of a program.
Information that is collected from an experiment. For example, an engineer in a wind tunnel may collect data about how much lift is created by a certain wing shape.
Information used as a basis for making decisions and drawing conclusions.
Any collection of numbers, characters or symbols which are used by a computer. Once a computer has finished processing all the data, it then presents this as information which can be understood by a user
unprocessed, unorganized information; raw facts or observations
information put into a computer.
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Factual information organized and used for transactions, analysis, and decision support.
A set of facts, concepts or statistics that can be analysed to produce information.
A general term for numbers, letters, and other symbols processed by a computer to produce information.
Observed and recorded experience and events including the measurement of events.
A set of information used by a computer or program.
In traditional telephone systems,any information other than human speech.
Observations made of a phenomenon. The fundamental inputs into scientific analysis.
According to Davenport and Prusak (2000), data refers to a "set of discrete, objective facts about events;" by itself, it does not have relevance or purpose.
Data, in printing terms, is the electronic representation of the printed page, which is then turned into a physical printed page.
A generic term that's used to describe all computer information.
Numbers, letters or symbols that are input into the computer to be processed.
A stream of binary bits representing particular information produced by a computer, workstation or other electronic sources.
Factual information you can use to generate calculations or to make decisions.
Information put into the computer for processing and storage as contrasted with "code" the programs that make the computer work. Note:Data is a plural noun; the singular form is datum WWWebfx Home Page
Any information that when associated with an identifier becomes a resource. See a list of different /DataCategories.
Facts and information that can be communicated and manipulated. In relation to a computer program, the input that a program and its instructions perform on which determines the results of processing.
Any information stored or used by a computer. It often refers to files, separate from program files, which contain user supplied information, documents, graphics images, etc.
The generic name for anything input to, output from, or stored in a computer. All data must be in digital format.
Any transmittable information other than analog voice.
One or more items of information.
A general term used to denote any or all facts, numbers, letters, and symbols that refer to or describe an object, idea, condition, situation, or other factors. These may be line graphics, imagery, and/or alphanumerics. It connotes basic elements of information that can be processed, stored, or produced by a computer.
are pieces of information
Items representing facts, text, graphics, bit-mapped images, sound, analog or digital live-video segments. Data is the raw material of a system supplied by data producers and is used by information consumers to create information. DAMA web site at www.dmreview.com
The information that is processed by a computer/microprocessor. It is stored in an Address.
Technical term referring to the information we wish to transmit across a network.
Any information created by a user, such as documents, pictures or sound recordings.
Numbers, characters, images or sounds stored or transmitted by a digital system. The data becomes information when processed by the digital system into a form that people can understand.
Information, especially information organized for analysis or used as a basis for decisions CSSP Guide 6 p 31Source web site
in this case, information about a person, his or her records, habits, health, financial circumstances, affiliations, etc.
Facts about real-world entities, organized for analysis. Includes results of observations or measurements of such entities. Three components of a datum are of direct relevance to GIS: (1) attribute information that describes the substance, characteristics, variables, values, and similar qualities of the entity; (2) geographical information that describes the position of the entity in space relative to other things in space; and (3) temporal information that describes the instant or period of time during which the entity is at a defined location or in an observed state or condition (attribute).
In general data is information in an electronic format.
Any kind of information that is needed by a program or by the computer.
Information represented, in digital form, including voice, text, facsimile and video.
Information stored on the computer system, used by applications to accomplish tasks. Data can be stored on the computer's hard drive, then backed up periodically by being burnt (copied) to CD or DVD.
Known facts which can be used as a basis for inference. Subjective data involve personal feelings, attitudes and perceptions; objective data relate to observable facts. Quantitative data involve numerical observations; qualitative data are non-numerical and related to categories. Longitudinal data are collected over time; cross-sectional data are collected from the same point in time, but from a variety of different geographical areas, etc. Primary data are taken directly from original sources or collected first hand; secondary data have undergone extensive manipulation and interpretation. See also data analysis, data collection.
An item of information. Can be anything from a word processing document to an electronic (digitized) version of a photo album.
items of information that have been observed and recorded; can be categorical (e.g. gender) or numerical (e.g. age). Data is often arranged in a list or table. Data can be univariate, bivariate or multivariate.
items of information that have been observed and recorded; can be categorical (e.g. gender), numerical (e.g. age), univariate, bivariate or multivariate, and are often arranged in a list or table.
Factual information used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation; a collection of numerical facts.
facts and figures, as in: He designed a survey to collect data about visitors to his Web site.
Data is another word for information. Data could be words/text, sound/audio or pictures/images.
What you input into a computer: text, numbers, images, formulae.
facts and figures that can be processed into information
Representations of facts. Raw material for information. (Plural of datum.)
General term for information including facts, measurements, classification or value representations from which conclusions can be inferred. Things known about real-world entities; results of observations or measurements of such features. A single datum has three potential components: Attributes: attributes describing the substance characteristic variables, values, and similar qualities of the datum. Geographic: information describing the position of the datum in space relative to other data. Temporal: information describing the instant or period of time for which the datum is valid.
The term frequently used to describe the contents of surveys or polls. A group of facts or statistics.
A representation of facts, concepts, or instructions in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing. Any representations, such as characters, to which meaning may be assigned.
The primary resource produced directly by the research process. It may or may not be readable by a computer. Data that is not machine-readable can be made so by using digitisation. By a process of analysis, data in any form can be developed into information.
According to AT&T Bell Labs: Data is "A representation of facts, concepts or instructions in a formalized manner, suitable for communication, interpretation or processing."
Information expressed with numbers.
Information collected and used to analyze a particular concept or situation.
A specific piece or type of information sent to or received from a computer.
Words, numbers or images that have been transcribed into bits that can be read by a computer, stored as memory or sent over the Internet.
données Data is the raw material stored in a structured manner that, given context, turns into information. Source: BC Government Information Resource Management Glossary
Information that defines a specific task. A computer program may be written to solve a particular type of problem but specific 'data' must be provided before an individual calculation can be computed.
Social science data are the raw material out of which social and economic statistics are produced. Social science data originate from social research methodologies or administrative records, while statistics are produced from data. Data are the information collected and stored at the level at which the unit of analysis was observed. Summaries of these data are usually statistics. Data must be processed to be of practical use. This compilation is accomplished with statistical software, which reads the raw data from a computer file. Data Encryption Key (DEK)
Collection of raw unprocessed facts, figures, and symbols, processed by a computer to create information. In addition to words and numbers, data also includes sounds, images, and video. 1.4, 5.3, 13.2 electronic data interchange, 10.4 hierarchy of, 13.4-5 maintaining, 13.6-10 representation, 4.13-14 security, see Security sharing, 9.11, 13.13 traveling the Internet, 2.6-7 validation, 13.9-10 Data bus, 4.29 Data communications analyst, 9.39, 16.9
(the plural of datum) information processed by a computer.
Distinct pieces of information, usually formatted in a precise way so as to be useful.
Information used as the basis for calculation.
Information in a form suitable for processing by a computer, such as the digital representation of text, numbers, graphic images,or sounds. Strictly speaking, "data" is the plural of the Latin word " ... more
A representation of facts, concepts, information, or instructions suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing. It is used as a plural noun meaning "facts or information" as in: These data are described fully in the appendix, or as a singular mass noun meaning "information" as in: The data is entered into the computer. [Random House Webster's College Dictionary, 1994.
Measurements taken at the source of a business process.
Information that is in a machine-readable form. Data can be input information, output information, or stored information.
In general, data consists of propositions that reflect reality. A large class of practically important propositions are measurements or observations of a variable. Such propositions may comprise numbers, words, or s.
In computer science, data is often distinguished from programs. A program is a set of instructions that detail a computation or task for the computer to perform. Data is everything that is not program code.
Data is a work by Euclid. It deals with the nature and implications of "given" information in geometrical problems; the subject matter is closely related to the first four books of the Elements.