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[driv-uh n] /ˈdrɪv ən/
past participle of drive.
being under compulsion, as to succeed or excel:
a driven young man who was fiercely competitive.
controlled or propelled by something specified (used in combination):
a market-driven approach to retaining talent; data-driven business strategies; a water pump that is solar driven.
Related forms
drivenness, noun
undriven, adjective
well-driven, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for data driven


the past participle of drive
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Word Origin and History for data driven



"motivated," by 1972, past participle adjective from drive (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for data driven



Pressed along by some despotic or urgent force; hag-ridden: She works as if driven (1887+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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data driven in Technology

A data driven architecture/language performs computations in an order dictated by data dependencies. Two kinds of data driven computation are dataflow and demand driven.
From about 1970 research in parallel data driven computation increased. Centres of excellence emerged at MIT, CERT-ONERA in France, NTT and ETL in Japan and Manchester University.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Idioms and Phrases with data driven
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