Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What is the plural of data?

What is the plural of data? Read all about it in the OxfordWords blog.

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All crystal clear, isn't it?

Still, the mass noun argument/explanation in favour of data is could be regarded as rather 'artificial' and/or 'unnecessary'. After all, one could interpret/imagine data as 'pieces of information' in a general context, and (almost literally) 'bits of information' in an IT context, in which case data are makes perfect sense, no?