Part of speech: noun

Things assumed, known, or conceded; premises; given facts.

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Usage examples "data":

  1. For now, I would like Dr. Mandarawi and Dr. Azrar to establish the time when the source will be within our horizon, and set up the necessary data for the operator in charge of each shift. - "The Egyptian Cat Mystery", Harold Leland Goodwin.
  2. But I haven't any data. - "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.
  3. Naval officers laughed at President Wilson's impertinence and, when the Foreign Office sent to the Admiralty for all data in possession of the Navy Department regarding the sinking of the Lusitania the Navy refused to acknowledge the request. - "Germany, The Next Republic?", Carl W. Ackerman.