DAT

DAT

n. [acronym, from Digital AudioTape.] digital audiotape, a digitally encoded tape recording of sound; -- in contrast to the usual analog audio tape. [acronym]
[WordNet 1.5]

Da"ta

(?), n. pl. [L. pl. of datum.] 1. See Datum.
[1913 Webster]

2. a collection of facts, observations, or other information related to a particular question or problem; as, the historical data show that the budget deficit is only a small factor in determining interest rates. The term in this sense is used especially in reference to experimental observations collected in the course of a controlled scientific investigation.
[PJC]

3. (Computers) information, most commonly in the form of a series of binary digits, stored on a physical storage medium for manipulation by a computer program. It is contrasted with the program which is a series of instructions used by the central processing unit of a computer to manipulate the data. In some conputers data and execuatble programs are stored in separate locations.
[PJC]

 

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