The data is stored on a hard disk and backed up on a floppy disk.
The report was written after analysing data from the case histories of thousands of patients.
Scientists hope that data from the space probe will pave the way for a more detailed exploration of Mars.
The system will handle phone calls and data messages as well as other signals that need high bandwidth.
The data, normally transmitted electronically, can be changed into pulses of light.
(Definition of “data” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
“data” in American English
noun [ U ] US /ˈdeɪ·t̬ə, ˈdæt̬·ə, ˈdɑt̬·ə/
mathematics, science information collected for use:
They had data on health, education, and economic development.
Although originally a plural (the rarely used singular is datum) and used with a plural verb, data is now often used as an uncount noun with a singular verb.
(Definition of “data” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
“data” in Business English
noun [ U or plural ] UK /ˈdeɪtə/ US
information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help with making decisions:
The data shows that more than 80% of the agricultural workforce is Hispanic.
The database for each health authority should be able to provide data on the number of staff residing in each location.
She earns about $13.50 an hour collecting data for the US Department of Labor.
IT information in an electronic form that can be stored and processed by a computer:
The students’ task was to prepare all the posters and electronic data for the publicity campaign.
(Definition of “data” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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