data definition


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data definition

[′dad·ə ‚def·ə′nish·ən]
(computer science)
The statements in a computer program that specify the physical attributes of the data to be processed, such as location and quantity of data.

data definition

(1) In a source language program, the definitions of data structures (variables, arrays, fields, records, etc.).

(2) A description of the record layout in a file system or DBMS.
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Agree on a standard definition and meaning and structure of data, thereby eliminating inconsistencies in data definitions and meanings.
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