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1) data. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...experiments. 4. Plural of datum (sense 1). Latin, pl. of datum. See datum. The word data is the plural of Latin datum, something given, but it is not always treated...

2) data communications. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage,...

3) § 88. data. 3. Word Choice. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...The word data is the plural of Latin datum, something given, but does that mean you should treat it as a plural noun in English? Not always. The plural usage is still...

4) data, datum. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Data is now both singular and plural: This data is [these data are] enough to make our case. When data is singular, it is always a mass noun and takes a singular...

5) data. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...That which is known about a specific subject or situation: fact (used in plural), information, intelligence, knowledge, lore. See KNOWLEDGE....

6) data encryption. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...data encryption, the process of scrambling stored or transmitted information so that it is unintelligible until it is unscrambled by the intended recipient. Historically,...

7) data processing. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Conversion of data into a form that can be processed by computer. 2. The storing or processing of data by a computer. data-processing (dt-prsesing, -proses-, dat-)...

8) data processing. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...data processing, or information processing, operations (e.g., handling, merging, sorting, and computing) performed upon data in accordance with strictly defined procedures,...

9) data type. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. In programming, a classification identifying one of various types of data, as floating-point, integer, or Boolean, stating the possible values for that type, the...

10) data compression. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...data compression A technique in information technology by which the same amount of data is transmitted by using a smaller number of bits; for example, by replacing...

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