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data

noun back-up, documents, evidence, facts, grounds, information, logic, papers, proof, specifics
See also: citation, clue, documentation, dossier, ground, information, intelligence, news, proof, reference, science, study

data

for the puposes of data protection legislation, data is information which is being processed by means of equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose, is recorded with the intention that it should be processed by means of such equipment, or is recorded as part of a relevant filing system or with the intention that it should form part of a relevant filing system. It need not be held on a computer.
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Native sailors from the ends of the seas knock about on the beach in Tahiti; and Otoo, suspicious merely, went among them till he had gathered sufficient data to justify his suspicions.
This language also enabled him more intimately to follow their mental processes, and thereby to gather much data for a projected chapter in some future book which he planned to entitle Synthesis of Working-Class Psychology.
Basing our computations upon data supplied by these
I was a lord of thought, the master of my vocabulary and of the totality of my experience, unerringly capable of selecting my data and building my exposition.
As Spencer says, the data of any particular science are partially unified knowledge.
I examine the data, as an expert, and pronounce a specialist's opinion.
Old history, the South Seas Sailing Directions, scores of remembered data and connotations swift and furious, surged through his brain.
At this rate, on the above data, the denudation of the Weald must have required 306,662,400 years; or say three hundred million years.
The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them.
We have not the requisite data," chimed in the professor, and he went back to his argument.
Full of this idea, the scientific gentleman seized his pen again, and committed to paper sundry notes of these unparalleled appearances, with the date, day, hour, minute, and precise second at which they were visible: all of which were to form the data of a voluminous treatise of great research and deep learning, which should astonish all the atmospherical wiseacres that ever drew breath in any part of the civilised globe.
You will have your data soon," I remarked, pointing with my finger; "this is the Brixton Road, and that is the house, if I am not very much mistaken.