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data mining

noun Digital Technology.
  1. the process of collecting, searching through, and analyzing a large amount of data in a database, as to discover patterns or relationships: the use of data mining to detect fraud.
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Origin of data mining

First recorded in 1985–90
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data mining

noun
  1. the gathering of information from pre-existing data stored in a database, such as one held by a supermarket about customers' shopping habits
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data mining in Culture

data mining

The technique of identifying patterns and relationships within large databases through the use of advanced statistical methods.

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