Datum Da"tum, n.; pl. {Data}. [L. See 2d {Date}.] 1. Something given or admitted; a fact or principle granted; that upon which an inference or an argument is based; -- used chiefly in the plural. [1913 Webster]

Any writer, therefore, who . . . furnishes us with data sufficient to determine the time in which he wrote. --Priestley. [1913 Webster]

2. a single piece of information; a fact; especially a piece of information obtained by observation or experiment; -- used mostly in the plural. [PJC]

3. pl. (Math.) The quantities or relations which are assumed to be given in any problem. [1913 Webster]

4. (Surveying) a point, line, or level surface used as a reference in measuring elevations. --RHUD [PJC]

{Datum line} (Surv.), the horizontal or base line, from which the heights of points are reckoned or measured, as in the plan of a railway, etc. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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