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Singular of data?


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2014-01-17 11:44:43
2014-01-17 11:44:43

Since data is a Latin plural word, its Latin singular form is datum.


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The singular of data is datum.

The word data is plural; the singular is datum (a fact or a statistic).

Datum - singular, data - plural (like in Latin).

The true singular form of data is "datum." However, it's so rarely used, that people just assume that "data" is singular form.

The singular noun is datum.The plural noun is data.

The singular form for the noun data is datum."Datum" is so rare now in English that people assume "data" has no singular form. Many Americans use "data" as a singular and some have even gone so far as to invent "datums" as a new plural.

The singular of 'data' is 'datum', but it's hardly ever used and I wonder if many people would understand it. It's much more common to use 'data' as both singular and plural with the singular or plural form of the verb as appropriate.

Datum is singular. Data or datums is plural.

datum is singular and data is plural

It means information. Singular - datum, plural - data.

The noun 'datum' is a singular noun, a word for a piece of information or a basis for reasoning or a conclusion.The plural noun is 'data'.

Datum is not the plural of data. Datum is singular, and its plural form is data.

No, the noun 'data' is the plural form of the singular noun 'datum'.The noun 'data' is not a collective noun.A collective noun is a word used to group people or things in a descriptive way.Examples of collective noun for data are a collection of data, a flow of data, a range of data, etc.

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Answer The word "pharmacokinetics" is used to describe a singular set of data, therefore it is written with a singular verb.

Data can refer to a set of any kind of information, but data is the plural of the singular word datum. In a sentence: "We downloaded these data today."

The word data is already plural. The singular form of the word data is datum.

The plural form for the singular noun datum is data.

No, it is a noun (plural of datum, now almost exclusively used as a singular mass noun).But it is widely used with nouns as an adjunct, e.g. data processing, data stream, data mining.

Data IS the plural (of datum).Nowadays data is most often used with a singular verb bur plural verbs are useful for clarifying certain expressions.

Information is stored in data, which is a collection of information. Strictly speaking, a datum (singular form of data) is a single unit of information.

No. While technically 'data' is the plural of 'datum', it is used as a singular collective noun, at least in current US English. e.g. The data has been obtained. The data was corrupted. Little data exists to support the claim.

Keep in mind that the word "Datum" is singular and the word "Data" is plural, although apparently there is debate over the usage and whether Data refers to a singular data set. Data refers to the values or information that is collected in an experiment which will either support or fail to support the hypothesis. Typically statistics are used to analyze the data to verify that an acceptable confidence interval such as 95% that the hypothesis is supported over the "null hypothesis".

Bacterium. The plural form -a comes from Latin, where a 2nd declension neuter noun's singular is -um and its plural is -a. You can see the same from datum, data;

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