datum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin datum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdeɪtʌm/, /ˈdɑːtʌm/

Noun[edit]

datum (plural data or datums)

  1. (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.
  2. (plural: data) (philosophy) A fact known from direct observation.
  3. (plural: data) (philosophy) A premise from which conclusions are drawn.
  4. (plural: datums) (cartography, engineering) A fixed reference point.
    • 2007, Roger F Tomlinson, Thinking about GIS: geographic information system planning for managers
      Datums are another important map aspect related to projection. A datum provides a base reference for measuring locations on Earth's surface.

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Czech[edit]

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datum n

  1. date (point in time)

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datum m (plural datums or data, diminutive datumpje n)

  1. date (point in time)

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Datum is one of the few Dutch words ending on -um that does not have a neutral gender.

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Noun[edit]

datum n (plural data, diminutive datumpje n)

  1. datum (piece of information)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Neuter past participle of dare.

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datum n (genitive datī); second declension

  1. gift, present

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative datum data
genitive datī datōrum
dative datō datīs
accusative datum data
ablative datō datīs
vocative datum data

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Verb[edit]

datum

  1. supine of

Participle[edit]

datum

  1. nominative neuter singular of datus
  2. accusative masculine singular of datus
  3. accusative neuter singular of datus
  4. vocative neuter singular of datus

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dátum m (Cyrillic spelling да́тум)

  1. date (as in day, month, and year)

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Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

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dátum m inan (genitive dátuma, nominative plural dátumi)

  1. date (point of time)

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Swedish[edit]

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datum n

  1. date; (day, month and year)

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  • The now very uncommon (or obsolete) declension datot-data was used in 1958.

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