data element



  • A logical definition of the content of a data field. For example, the colors of a product. Within this data element, a data item would be a specific color, such as cyan. Also called data item (2).
  • A single unit of computer data, which is stored in a field. Also called data item (1).
  • synonymdata item


  • noun one unit of data, e.g. the quantity of items in stock, a person’s name, age, or occupation.