noun, plural da·ta [dey-tuh, dat-uh, dah-tuh] /ˈdeɪ tə, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ tə/ for 1–3, da·tums for 4, 5.
- any fact assumed to be a matter of direct observation.
- any proposition assumed or given, from which conclusions may be drawn.
Origin of datum
usage note for datum
Examples from the Web for datum
Beinart is upset with me for asking "what is the point of this datum?"
Hence the proverb, “A Datum of good things,” like “Piles of plenty.”
C, at 100 ft., or greater if necessary to place the datum plane below the ground level at all points within the area to be mapped.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Datum apud Westmonasterium 14 Decembris, anno regni nostri vndecimo.
In this datum, the point most agreeable to us is the very point that the writer in La Nature emphasizes.
I suppose, if the datum has anywhere been admitted to French publications, the word "amadou" has been avoided, and "punk" used.