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/ 5deItE, also 5dB:tE; ?@ 5dAtE; `dAtE/ n (a) [U or pl] facts or information used in deciding or discussing sth : Very little data is available. . * The data is/are still being analysed. . (b) [usu sing v ] (computing ) information prepared for or stored by a computer : [attrib ] data analysis, capture, retrieval * data protection, ie legal restrictions on access to data stored in a computer .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:17
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NOTE ON USAGE : There are a lot of nouns in English of Latin or Greek origin. . They often end in -us, -a, -um, -on, etc. -us -a -um -on. The plural forms of these nouns can cause difficulty. . 1 Some, especially scientific terms, have kept their original singular and plural forms , , : bacillus, bacilli * larva, larvae * criterion, criteria. 2 Many, especially those in general use, now only have a regular English plural form , , : arena, arenas * circus, circuses * electron, electrons. 3 Some have alternative plural forms, which are both acceptable. , , . The Latin form is more formal : focus, focuses/foci * formula, formulas/formulae * spectrum, spectrums/spectra. 4 There is uncertainty with some nouns as to whether they are singular or plural , : This data is correct and These data are correct are both acceptable. isare. Paraphernalia (a Greek plural) is used as a singular noun *paraphernalia: All my fishing paraphernalia is in the car. . Media (sing medium) is sometimes incorrectly used as a singular noun *mediamedium: The media are (NOT is) often accused of being biased. , is.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:17
data is plural form, datum is the singular.
Cer posted at 2018-1-16 14:39:45
data is plural form, datum is the singular.
Cer posted at 2018-1-16 14:39:45
data
NOTE ON USAGE : There are a lot of nouns in English of Latin or Greek origin. . They often end in -us, -a, -um, -on, etc. -us -a -um -on. The plural forms of these nouns can cause difficulty. . 1 Some, especially scientific terms, have kept their original singular and plural forms , , : bacillus, bacilli * larva, larvae * criterion, criteria. 2 Many, especially those in general use, now only have a regular English plural form , , : arena, arenas * circus, circuses * electron, electrons. 3 Some have alternative plural forms, which are both acceptable. , , . The Latin form is more formal : focus, focuses/foci * formula, formulas/formulae * spectrum, spectrums/spectra. 4 There is uncertainty with some nouns as to whether they are singular or plural , : This data is correct and These data are correct are both acceptable. isare. Paraphernalia (a Greek plural) is used as a singular noun *paraphernalia: All my fishing paraphernalia is in the car. . Media (sing medium) is sometimes incorrectly used as a singular noun *mediamedium: The media are (NOT is) often accused of being biased. , is.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:17

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