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Meaning of DATUM

Pronunciation:  'deytum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an item of factual information derived from measurement or research

DATUM is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: data point
 See Also: indication, information, meter reading, reading, statistic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Da"tum\, n.; pl. {Data}. [L. See 2d {Date}.]
1. Something given or admitted; a fact or principle granted;
   that upon which an inference or an argument is based; --
   used chiefly in the plural.

         Any writer, therefore, who . . . furnishes us with
         data sufficient to determine the time in which he
         wrote.                                --Priestley.

2. pl. (Math.) The quantities or relations which are assumed
   to be given in any problem.

{Datum line} (Surv.), the horizontal or base line, from which
   the heights of points are reckoned or measured, as in the
   plan of a railway, etc.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A base elevation used as a reference from which to reckon heights and depths. It is called a tidal datum when defined by a certain plane of the tide.
 Definition: a fixed reference point on an archaeological site from which measurements are taken.
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