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Definition of data noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/ˈdeɪə; ˈdæə/ data pronunciation American
(used as a plural noun in technical English, when the singular is datum)1 [uncountable, plural] facts or information, especially when examined and used to find out things or to make decisionsThis data was collected from 69 countries.the analysis/interpretation of the dataraw data (= that has not been analyzed)demographical/historical/personal data (technical)These data show that many cancers are detected during medical checkups.2 [uncountable] information that is stored by a computerdata retrieval (= ways of storing or finding information on a computer)
Usage notesTopic Collocations: Scientific Researchtheoryformulate/advance a theory/hypothesisbuild/construct/create/develop a simple/theoretical/mathematical modeldevelop/establish/provide/use a theoretical/conceptual framework/an algorithmadvance/argue/develop the thesis that…explore an idea/a concept/a hypothesismake a prediction/an inferencebase a prediction/your calculations on somethinginvestigate/evaluate/accept/challenge/reject a theory/hypothesis/modelexperimentdesign an experiment/a questionnaire/a study/a testdo research/an experiment/an analysismake observations/calculationstake/record measurementscarry out/conduct/perform an experiment/a test/a longitudinal study/observations/clinical trialsrun an experiment/a simulation/clinical trialsrepeat an experiment/a test/an analysisreplicate a study/the results/the findingsobserve/study/examine/investigate/assess a pattern/a process/a behaviorfund/support the research/project/studyseek/provide/get/secure funding for researchresultscollect/gather/extract data/informationyield data/evidence/similar findings/the same resultsanalyze/examine the data/soil samples/a specimenconsider/compare/interpret the results/findingsfit the data/modelconfirm/support/verify a prediction/a hypothesis/the results/the findingsprove a conjecture/hypothesis/theoremdraw/make/reach the same conclusionsread/review the records/literaturedescribe/report an experiment/a studypresent/publish/summarize the results/findingspresent/publish/read/review/cite a paper in a scientific journal