Associations to the word «Data»


DATA, noun. Plural of datum
DATA, noun. (uncountable) (collectively) Information, especially in a scientific or computational context, or with the implication that it is organized.
DATA, noun. (computing) A representation of facts or ideas in a formalized manner capable of being communicated or manipulated by some process.
DATA ACCESS OBJECT, noun. (computing) an object in programming that provides an abstract interface to some type of persistence mechanism, providing some specific operations without exposing details of the persistence layer.
DATA ACCESS OBJECTS, noun. Plural of data access object
DATA BANK, noun. Alternative spelling of databank
DATA BASE, noun. Obsolete spelling of database
DATA BASES, noun. Plural of data base
DATA BINDING, noun. (computing) A general technique that binds together two data sources (or two separate representations of the same data) and keeps them synchronized.
DATA BUS, noun. (computing) A hardware subsystem that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers.
DATA CABLE, noun. Any cable allowing baseband transmissions in binary from a transmitter to a receiver.
DATA CARRIER EQUIPMENT, noun. (computer hardware) Synonym of Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment
DATA CARRIER EQUIPMENTS, noun. Plural of Data Carrier Equipment
DATA CENTER, noun. Alternative spelling of data centre
DATA CENTERS, noun. Plural of data center
DATA CENTRE, noun. A facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.
DATA CENTRES, noun. Plural of data centre
DATA CIRCUIT-TERMINATING EQUIPMENT, noun. (computer hardware) a device interconnecting data terminal equipment (DTE) and a data transmission circuit.
DATA CIRCUIT-TERMINATING EQUIPMENTS, noun. Plural of Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment
DATA COMMUNICATIONS, noun. (computing) The movement of data between computers, or between central computers (especially mainframes) and remote terminals.
DATA COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT, noun. (computer hardware) Synonym of Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment
DATA COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENTS, noun. Plural of Data Communications Equipment
DATA COMPRESSION, noun. (computing) Any of several techniques for reducing the number of bits needed to represent an item of digital data, either to save storage or to use less bandwidth when transmitting it
DATA CONTROLLER, noun. (UK) (legal) A nominated person who determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data is to be processed. (under the Data Protection Act)
DATA CONTROLLER, noun. (dated) (computing) A clerk who scheduled batch jobs on a mainframe computer, and who distributed printed output
DATA COUPLING, noun. (computing) a form of coupling when modules share data through objects like parameters
DATA COUPLINGS, noun. Plural of data coupling
DATA CUBE, noun. (computing) A very large three-dimensional array or table
DATA CUBES, noun. Plural of data cube
DATA DIVISION, noun. (computing) The part of a COBOL program in which the format and layout of external files and databases, and internally-used variables and constants are defined
DATA ELEMENT, noun. (metadata) An atomic unit of data that has:
DATA ELEMENT, noun. An identification such as a data element name
DATA ELEMENT, noun. A clear data element definition
DATA ELEMENT, noun. One or more representation terms
DATA ELEMENT, noun. Optional enumerated values
DATA ELEMENT, noun. A list of synonyms to data elements in other metadata registries
DATA ENTRY, noun. The act of inputting data into a computer, such as by typing out handwriting, capturing data from scanned documents, taking responses from telephone interviews, etc.
DATA FLOW, noun. (computing) The route between origin, via nodes, to a destination taken by a packet of data
DATA FLOW, noun. (computing) The transfer of data between the components of a computer
DATA FLOW DIAGRAM, noun. A type of flow chart; a description of data and the manual and machine processing performed on the data as it moves and changes from one stage to the next. It also includes the locations where the data are placed in permanent storage (disk, tape, etc.)
DATA FLOW DIAGRAMS, noun. Plural of data flow diagram
DATA FLOWS, noun. Plural of data flow
DATA FUSION, noun. Set of methodologies for fusing information coming from different, and sometimes non homogeneous, sources. The result of fusion is a qualitatively different knowledge always referred to a context.
DATA GLOVE, noun. (computing) a glove containing sensors to detect movement of the hand and fingers, used to control a computer-generated virtual reality environment
DATA HIDING, noun. (software) (object-oriented) Synonym of information hiding.
DATA LAKE, noun. A massive, easily accessible data repository built on (relatively) inexpensive computer hardware for storing "big data". Unlike data marts, which are optimized for data analysis by storing only some attributes and dropping data below the level aggregation, a data lake is designed to retain all attributes, especially so when you do not yet know what the scope of data or its use will be.
DATA MANAGEMENT, noun. All the disciplines related to managing data as a valuable resource, such as data modeling or metadata management.
DATA MART, noun. The access layer of a data warehouse environment, used to distribute data to the users.
DATA MARTS, noun. Plural of data mart
DATA MINER, noun. One who carries out data mining.
DATA MINING, noun. A technique for searching large-scale databases for patterns; used mainly to find previously unknown correlations between variables that may be commercially useful
DATA MODEL, noun. (databases) A result of applying a data modeling to some particular application, using a database model such as relational.
DATA MODEL, noun. (databases) A database model, such as relational or hierarchical.
DATA MODELING, noun. The process of creating a data model.
DATA PATH, noun. (computing) path of the data on a computer or in a computer network
DATA PATHS, noun. Plural of data path
DATA POINT, noun. A mark on a graph or chart corresponding to a piece of data.
DATA POINT, noun. (by extension) the data that the mark represents.
DATA POINT, noun. A socket for connecting to a phone line or other electronic network.
DATA POINTS, noun. Plural of data point
DATA PROCESSING, noun. Any of many techniques in which data is retrieved, stored, classified, manipulated, transmitted and/or reported in such a way as to generate information; especially such processing using computers.
DATA RATE, noun. (electronics) The speed at which data is sent over a data link or channel; generally expressed in bytes per second
DATA RATES, noun. Plural of data rate
DATA SET, noun. (computing) a file of related records on a computer-readable medium such as disk, especially one on a mainframe computer; a dataset
DATA SET, noun. (telecommunications) a modem (that connects a device such as a teletype to an ordinary telephone)
DATA SET, noun. (statistics) A set of data to be analyzed.
DATA SETS, noun. Plural of data set
DATA SMOOTHING, noun. (mathematics) (statistics) The mathematical process of fitting a smooth curve to dispersed data points.
DATA STICK, noun. (computer hardware) Synonym of flash drive.
DATA STICKS, noun. Plural of data stick
DATA STORE, noun. (computing) a data repository of a set of integrated objects.
DATA STORES, noun. Plural of data store
DATA STREAM, noun. (computing) a sequence of digitally encoded coherent signals used in a transmission
DATA STRUCTURE, noun. (computer science) Any way of storing and organizing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently.
DATA STRUCTURES, noun. Plural of data structure
DATA SYNCHRONIZATION, noun. (computing) The establishment of equivalence between data collections (typically on different servers), where each data element in one item maps to a data item in the other, and their data is equivalent.
DATA SYNCHRONIZATION, noun. (computing between trading partners) Data synchronization is the electronic transfer of standardized product and location information between trading partners and the continuous harmonization of that data over time.
DATA TABLE, noun. (computing) Any display of information in tabular form, with rows and/or columns named
DATA TABLE, noun. (computing) A table stored in, or derived from, a database.
DATA TABLES, noun. Plural of data table
DATA TERMINAL EQUIPMENT, noun. (computer hardware) an end instrument that converts user information into signals or reconverts received signals.
DATA TERMINAL EQUIPMENTS, noun. Plural of data terminal equipment
DATA TRANSFER OBJECT, noun. (software) A design pattern used to transfer data between software application subsystems.
DATA TRANSFER OBJECTS, noun. Plural of data transfer object
DATA TRANSFER RATE, noun. (computing) the transmission speed of a communications channel; measured in bits or bytes per second
DATA TYPE, noun. (computing) a classification or category of various types of data, that states the possible values that can be taken, how they are stored, and what range of operations are allowed on them
DATA TYPES, noun. Plural of data type
DATA VALUE, noun. A value acquired by measurement.
DATA WAREHOUSE, noun. (computing) A collection of data, from a variety of sources, organized to provide useful guidance to an organization's decision-makers.
DATA WAREHOUSES, noun. Plural of data warehouse
DATA WAREHOUSING, noun. The use of a data warehouse.

Dictionary definition

DATA, noun. A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data".

Wise words

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