datum

[ dey-tuh m, dat-uh m, dah-tuh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF datum
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DATUM

We could have predicted that that datum could be found somewhere.

We have a datum, and we give it an interpretation, in accordance with our pseudo-standard.

Our first datum is of something that was once seen to enter an ocean.

Over and over in these annals of the damned occurs the datum of segregation.

Nevertheless, it seems to me that a datum that preceded it was slightingly treated.

When Frank makes up his mind what 'something' is, I'll take it as a datum.

I was using your disappearance as a datum in a problem that didn't require it.

He regarded the datum as divisible into perception and matter.

Is it the ultimate, or is it only the penultimate, datum of cognition?

The question may be stated thus: Where are we to place this datum?

WORD ORIGIN

proper Latin singular of data (q.v.).

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