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Glossary Term Metadata
Definition Data about data. In data processing, metadata is definitional data providing information about or documentation of other data managed within an application or environment, for example, data about
  • data elements or attributes (name, size, data type, etc.),
  • records or data structures (length, fields, columns, etc.) and
  • data (where located, how associated, what ownership, and so on).
Metadata may include descriptive information about the context, quality and condition, or characteristics of the data.

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04/08/2014
MGI 5.17
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