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The word data is the plural of datum, meaning a piece of information. Types of data include numbers, words, and images.

see also data processing, data mining, Data Warehouse, datasheet, Computer program

Other uses of this term include: Data (Star Trek) (fictional android). Data is also the name of the character played by actor Ke Huy Quan in the film "The Goonies."

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