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data mining

noun, Digital Technology
1.
the process of collecting, searching through, and analyzing a large amount of data in a database, as to discover patterns or relationships:
the use of data mining to detect fraud.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
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British Dictionary definitions for data-mining

data mining

noun
1.
the gathering of information from pre-existing data stored in a database, such as one held by a supermarket about customers' shopping habits
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data-mining in Culture

data mining definition


The technique of identifying patterns and relationships within large databases through the use of advanced statistical methods.

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