data

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See also: dáta, dată, and đa tạ

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • D (electronics)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin data, nominative plural of datum (that is given), neuter past participle of (I give).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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data (uncountable) or plural noun

  1. plural form of datum: Pieces of information.
  2. (uncountable, collectively) Information, especially in a scientific or computational context.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get []
    • 2013 June 22, “Snakes and ladders”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 76: 
      Risk is everywhere. [] For each one there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you. “The Norm Chronicles” [] aims to help data-phobes find their way through this blizzard of risks.
  3. (computing) A representation of facts or ideas in a formalized manner capable of being communicated or manipulated by some process.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word is more often used as an uncountable noun with a singular verb than as a plural noun with singular datum.
  • The definition of data in the computing context is from an international standard vocabulary and is meant to distinguish data from information. However, this distinction is largely ignored by the computing profession.[1]

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Translations[edit]

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin data < Latin datus.

Noun[edit]

data f (plural dates)

  1. date (specific moment in time)

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

data ?

  1. data

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Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

data n (singular definite dataet, plural indefinite data)

  1. datum, data
  2. curriculum vitae, résumé

Inflection[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

data c (uncountable)

  1. Plural form of datum
  2. (uncountable) data, information

Synonyms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

(index d)

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: da‧ta

Noun[edit]

data

  1. data

Declension[edit]

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

data

  1. third-person singular past historic of dater

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin data < Latin datus.

Noun[edit]

data f (plural date)

  1. date
  2. data

Verb[edit]

data

  1. Feminine singular of dato, past participle of dare
  2. third-person singular present of datare
  3. second-person singular imperative of datare

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Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

data f (plural dates)

  1. date (day number of the month)

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

data

  1. nominative feminine singular of datus
  2. nominative neuter plural of datus
  3. accusative neuter plural of datus
  4. vocative feminine singular of datus
  5. vocative neuter plural of datus

datā

  1. ablative feminine singular of datus

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

data m, n (definite singular dataen or dataet, indefinite plural data, definite plural dataene)

  1. data
  2. short form of datateknologi

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

data n (definite singular dataet, indefinite plural data, definite plural dataa)

  1. data
  2. short form of datateknologi

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Novial[edit]

Verb[edit]

data (past datad, active participle datant, passive participle datat)

  1. to date (determine the time of origin)

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

data m

  1. sire, father
  2. foster father, godfather, guardian
  3. sir

Synonyms[edit]

  • (foster father): aite

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

data f

  1. date (the point of time at which event takes place; a specific day)

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • data” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin data < Latin datus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

data f (plural datas)

  1. date (point of time at which a transaction or event takes place)
  2. (informal) a large quantity

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

data

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of datar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of datar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin data < Latin datus.

Noun[edit]

data f (plural datas)

  1. date (point of time at which a transaction or event takes place)

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Verb[edit]

data

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of datar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of datar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of datar.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin plural of datum, "that which is given", given information, facts at hand, a date in the calendar.

Noun[edit]

data c

  1. (uncountable) information, especially encoded information that can be processed by computers
  2. (colloquial) short for dator, a computer
    Det är fel på datan
    Something's wrong with the computer
    • 1966, Olof Johannesson (pen name of Hannes Alfvén), "Sagan om den stora datamaskinen"
      De första datorna var ju också mycket enkla.
      And the first computers were very simple.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The first definition is rarely inflected, but most often used in its basic form. In the definite form, both neuter (datat) and common gender (datan) forms are used. For the compound indata, Google yields 440,000 hits, but only 2110 for indatan and 1200 for indatat. The Latin singular datum is not used in this sense, because it is already Swedish for date (in the calendar).
  • Swedish lacked a good and short word for computer until dator was proposed in 1968. The colloquial "data" was used in the 1960s and survived into the 1980s. Confusing enough, dator is also the plural of data, and the plural definite forms datorerna/datorna are very similar.