Category:Data Type

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Definition: A classification of information elements that determines their possible values, properties, and the operations that can be performed on them.
Reference Definition: A data storage model or template that defines the attributes for a specific type or range of values. It acts to formalize the requirements for data of specific types so that all of the attributes needed to process the data are known by a receiver. (HL7 SAIF-IF)
Reference Definition: In computer programming, a data type is a classification identifying one of various types of data, such as floating-point, integer, or Boolean, that determines the possible values for that type; the operations that can be done on values of that type; the meaning of the data; and the way values of that type can be stored. (Wikipedia)

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