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da·tum

 (dā′təm, dăt′əm, dä′təm)
n.
1. pl. da·ta (-tə) A fact or proposition used to draw a conclusion or make a decision. See Usage Note at data.
2. pl. da·tums A point, line, or surface used as a reference, as in surveying, mapping, or geology.

[Latin, something given, from neuter past participle of dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

datum

(ˈdeɪtəm; ˈdɑːtəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə)
1. (Communications & Information) a single piece of information; fact
2. (Logic) a proposition taken for granted, often in order to construct some theoretical framework upon it; a given. See also sense datum
[C17: from Latin: something given; see data]

da•tum

(ˈdeɪ təm, ˈdæt əm, ˈdɑ təm)

n., pl. da•ta (ˈdeɪ tə, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ tə)
1. a single piece of information, as a fact, statistic, or code; an item of data.
2. any proposition assumed or given, from which conclusions may be drawn.
[1640–50; < Latin: a thing given, neuter past participle of dare to give]
usage: See data.

datum

Any numerical or geometrical quantity or set of such quantities which may serve as reference or base for other quantities. Where the concept is geometric, the plural form is "datums" in contrast to the normal plural "data."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.datum - an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
meter reading, reading, indication - a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; "he could not believe the meter reading"; "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"
statistic - a datum that can be represented numerically
Translations
údaj
podatak
dana

datum

[ˈdeɪtəm] N (data (pl)) → dato m
see also data

datum

[ˈdɑːtəm ˈdeɪtəm] ndonnée f
see also data

datum

n pl <data> (rare)Faktum nt, → Datum nt
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Surveyor General of Pakistan also informed about Survey of Pakistans initiatives on development of new generation geodetic datum of Pakistan.
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