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data (noun)
Data are the facts and numbers that you collect, often in the form of statistics.
  • The conclusions of the study were based on data that we collected from 100 schools.
data (noun)
Data are pieces of information that can be stored and used by a computer program.
  • You can put large amounts of data onto a USB.
  • datum - singular form - almost never used
  • data - plural form - commonly used

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