data hoovering


Also found in: Dictionary.

data hoovering

Extracting data from numerous sources. Data hoovering means "sucking up data," and the term was coined as a play on the Hoover vacuum cleaner, which was introduced in 1908. Social media platforms and search engines are known for their extensive capturing of the world's data. See big data.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.