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data acquisition[′dad·ə ‚ak·wə‚zish·ən]
The phase of data handling that begins with the sensing of variables and ends with a magnetic recording or other record of raw data; may include a complete radio telemetering link.
data acquisition(1) The automatic collection of data from sensors and readers in a factory, laboratory, medical or scientific environment.
(2) The gathering of source data for data entry into the computer.