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

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle