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met·a·da·ta

 (mĕt′ə-dā′tə, -dăt′ə, -dä′tə)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Data that describes other data, as in describing the origin, structure, or characteristics of computer files, webpages, databases, or other digital resources.

metadata

pl n
(Communications & Information) computing information that is held as a description of stored data

metadata

Information about information; more specifically, information about the meaning of other data. See also data; information.
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Noun1.metadata - data about data; "a library catalog is metadata because it describes publications"
data, information - a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data"
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The CDDB, the Climate Anomaly Monitoring System (CAMS), the Reynolds (1988) blended SST dataset, the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Dataset (COADS), satellite-derived near-global precipitation estimates, the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), and several other climate datasets had become more widely available.
Software, like Grandma's lasagna recipe or the CDDB database, can be represented digitally and so may be duplicated quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively over the internet.
Like other CDDB replacements, MusicBrainz began as a site where users could compare and improve audio file metadata by matching and contributing track information to a shared database.
It also has a broadband connection for accessing song names from the CDDB archive or playing internet radio.
Initially called CDDB, but now renamed Gracenote, this database is the source of the track listings that appear when you insert a CD into your computer.