datum datum  /ˈdæ təm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an item of factual information derived from measurement or research

Usage(s):

  • At the datum point, the Forge's planes searched, circling like patient, tireless gulls.

News

  • An App That Uses Geometry To Help You Break Creative Blocks

    First–year undergraduate architect and design majors know the scenario very well. Given a range of flat polygons of different sizes––a circle and triangle or a rhombus and trapezoid––the young student has to find a way to combine them. Each set must illustrate a different visual category, say rhythm or datum, and must do so in a seamless manner. Of course, these early efforts are rarely graceful ...
    on October 3, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

Quotes

  1. ...response to questions about Afghanistan, Obama said his drawn-out deliberations over military options there -- unresolved after eight high-level war council meetings -- are focused not on nailing down any specific "datum of...
    on Nov 13, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "Mr. Bond - this is the salient datum about America," said Mr. Buckley with a sweeping gesture, "not that we bred the aberrant executioner, but that we join you in mourning his death. And if from men like you this is the best we can expect,...
    on Jan 8, 2007 By: William F Buckley Jr Source: renewamerica.us

  3. "Cassini (spaceship) started to send scientific datum registered by the probe Huygens as its final descent towards Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, on Friday," said Dordain at a news conference.
    on Jan 14, 2005 By: Jean-Jacques Dordain Source: Xinhua

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