Data - Lingo
- In computing, data is information that has been translated into a form that is more convenient to move or process. Relative to today's computer and transmission media, data is information converted into binary or digital form.
- In computer component interconnection and network communication, data is often distinguished from "control information," "control bits," and similar terms to identify the main content of a transmission unit.
- In telecommunications, data sometimes means digital-encoded information to distinguish it from analog-encoded information such as conventional telephone voice calls. In general, "analog" or voice transmission requires a dedicated continual connection for the duration of a related series of transmissions. Data transmission can often be sent with intermittent connections in packet that arrive in piecemeal fashion.