raw data

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Coined in the 1910s, from raw (unprocessed) +‎ data.


raw data (uncountable)

  1. (data management, statistics) Data that have not been analyzed or processed.
    • 2013, Lisa Gitelman, editor, Raw Data Is an Oxymoron, MIT Press, →ISBN, page 11:
      Do their speakers semantically align supposedly raw data with supposedly raw text (that is, ASCII) and supposedly raw footage (unedited film or video) the way that English speakers do?


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