#WOTD: “Metadata”

Today I’d like to talk about the word I just stumbled upon in the dictionary: METADATA. 

Stumbled upon = tidak sengaja menemukan.

Metadata is defined as “data that provides information about other data”. 

It’s a relatively new word that is first used in 1983. 

 ‘Metadata’ is a plural noun, but can be singular or plural in construction. 

The word is commonly used in the field of science and technology. 

A great example of metadata in everyday life is library catalogue. 

‘Meta’ is derived from a Greek word which means “after” or “beside”. 

‘Data’ is plural form of ‘datum’ which means “what is given”. 
Source: Merriam-Webster dictionary, techterms.com

Compiled by @animenur for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 31 May 2015.

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