Associations to the word «Datum»

Wiktionary

DATUM, noun. (plural: data) A measurement of something on a scale understood by both the recorder (a person or device) and the reader (another person or device). The scale is arbitrarily defined, such as from 1 to 10 by ones, 1 to 100 by 0.1, or simply true or false, on or off, yes, no, or maybe, etc.
DATUM, noun. (plural: data) (philosophy) A fact known from direct observation.
DATUM, noun. (plural: data) (philosophy) A premise from which conclusions are drawn.
DATUM, noun. (plural: datums) (cartography) (engineering) A fixed reference point.
DATUM CIRCLE, noun. (engineering) A circle which serves as a reference or base for the measurement of other quantities.
DATUM CIRCLES, noun. Plural of datum circle
DATUM LINE, noun. (engineering) A line which serves as a reference or base for the measurement of other quantities.
DATUM LINES, noun. Plural of datum line
DATUM PLANE, noun. (engineering) A plane which serves as a reference or base for the measurement of other quantities.
DATUM PLANES, noun. Plural of datum plane
DATUM POINT, noun. A point which serves as a reference or base for the measurement of other quantities.
DATUM POINTS, noun. Plural of datum point
DATUM SURFACE, noun. (engineering) A surface on a workpiece that establishes a datum.
DATUM SURFACES, noun. Plural of datum surface

Dictionary definition

DATUM, noun. An item of factual information derived from measurement or research.

Wise words

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Arabian Proverb