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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    small amounts of data that can be easily understood and immediately used; the opposite of 'big data' (=the data generated by online activity, the quantities of which are so large that new tools and methods are needed to analyse it)

    The data on my household energy use, the times of local buses, government spending – these are all small data.

    Contrary to big data, which puts the information of many into the hands of a few, “small dataputs the information of the few into the hands of the few so they can take advantage of it.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/11/2014


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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