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data

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Information in a specific representation, usually as a sequence of symbols that have meaning.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2

  A variable-length string of zero or more (eight-bit) bytes.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 2 under Data
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 under Data [Superseded]

  Distinct pieces of digital information that have been formatted in a specific way.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-86 under Data

  Pieces of information from which “understandable information” is derived.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1 under Data

  A representation of information as stored or transmitted.
Source(s):
NISTIR 4734 under Data

  Any piece of information suitable for use in a computer.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7693 under Data