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Glossary of Data-Related Terms

Common Terms Used to Discuss, Describe, Define and Manage Data


Enterprise Data Management is a relatively new endeavor within government institutions. As such, it is important when talking about data management to understand the context for the commonly used terms and eliminate whenever possible any ambiguity that could arise within day-to-day communications. This glossary of terms is designed to provide a foundational vocabulary for anyone new to the discipline of data management. While it is not exhaustive of all terms used in this context, it does include those terms that are used most, and perhaps understood least.


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