Datum

Definition of Datum

Da´tum
n.1.Something given or admitted; a fact or principle granted; that upon which an inference or an argument is based; - used chiefly in the plural.
Any writer, therefore, who . . . furnishes us with data sufficient to determine the time in which he wrote.
- Priestley.
2.a single piece of information; a fact; especially a piece of information obtained by observation or experiment; - used mostly in the plural.
3.(Math.) The quantities or relations which are assumed to be given in any problem.
4.(Surveying) a point, line, or level surface used as a reference in measuring elevations.
Datum line
(Surv.) the horizontal or base line, from which the heights of points are reckoned or measured, as in the plan of a railway, etc.

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