metadata

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Etymology[edit]

meta- +‎ data

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metadata ‎(uncountable)

  1. Data that describes other data, serving as an informative label.
    Most websites contain metadata to tell the computer how to lay the words out on the screen.
  2. (computing) Structured information about a file (date created, creator, software used to create, last modified, file format, file fingerprint, etc).
    That photo's metadata suggests it was edited using Photoshop.

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Noun[edit]

metadata f (uncountable)

  1. metadata (data that describes other data)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

metadata c

  1. metadata; data about data, information about information

Usage notes[edit]

  • Rarely inflected. Both common gender (metadatan) and neuter (metadatat) have been used. See data.

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