metadata
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈmɛt.əˌdeɪ.tə/
Noun

metadata (uncountable)

  1. Data that describes other data, serving as an informative label.
    Most websites contain metadata to tell the computer how to lay out the content on the screen.
  2. (computing) Structured information about a file (date created, creator, software used to create, last modified, file format, file fingerprint, etc).
    That photo's metadata suggests it was edited using Photoshop.
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