data element

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data element (plural data elements)

  1. (metadata) An atomic unit of data that has:
    1. An identification such as a data element name
    2. A clear data element definition
    3. One or more representation terms
    4. Optional enumerated values
    5. A list of synonyms to data elements in other metadata registries