Alternative definitions (3), class: vernacular (0)
Term: data
Definition: Information that may be studied or analyzed to form conclusions.
Examples: Counts (specimens, people, particles);
Measurements (temperature, humidity, luminance);
Images (from satellites, x-rays, electron micrographs);
Time series (any of the above sampled over time);
Video, audio, seismograms, and other recordings.

Per NYT and IEEE usage, "data" can be used as a singular or plural noun as seems most appropriate in a particular context.
Created 2013.07.09
Last Modified 2023.03.27
Contributed by John Kunze