metadata

Definitions

Commerce

  • noun essential information contained in a document or web page, e.g. its publication date, author, keywords, title, and summary, which is used by search engines to find relevant websites in response to a search request from a user.

Electronics

  • Data conveying information about data. For instance, it may describe its format, name, size, mode of acquisition, field types and so on. A specific example is a data dictionary. Also spelled meta data.

Media Studies

  • noun essential information contained in a document or webpage, e.g. its publication date, author, keywords, title, and summary, which is used by search engines to find relevant websites when a user requests a search
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