What does the word datum mean?

Usage examples for datum

  1. For any datum more ultimate than permanent existence is manifestly impossible, while any such datum as non- permanent existence would clearly render science impossible. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  2. A statistical conclusion cannot be drawn from this datum, unsupported by other proofs. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  3. There is, of course, a natural datum which we cannot modify, which we have to accept as a basis for further construction. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile