Metadata

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛt.əˌdeɪ.tə/

Definition

Data providing information about entities in a dataset.

Metadata has important logistical information about data entities differing from the information defining the content. Common types of metadata are data size, created date, created by, data type, and many others.

Category

Metadata

Related Terms

Attribute Data Type, Attribute Metadata

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