from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An electronic device that provides an interface in the transmission of data to a remote station.
  • noun A collection of related data records on a computer-readable medium, such as a disk.

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  • noun computing a file of related records on a computer-readable medium such as disk, especially one on a mainframe computer; a dataset
  • noun telecommunications a modem (that connects a device such as a teletype to an ordinary telephone)
  • noun statistics A set of data to be analyzed.


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