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Data that serves to provide context or additional information about other data. For example, information about the title, subject, author, typeface, enhancements, and size of the data file of a document constitute metadata about that document. It may also describe the conditions under which the data stored in a database was acquired, its accuracy, date, time, method of compilation and processing, etc.

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The developers used the database's metadata to familiarize themselves with the new system and figure out its structure and the types of records it contained
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The audiobook he purchased contained metadata detailing the book's information so that he was able to find it without difficulty on his phone.
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Thus the ' landscape ' can be simplified by only including the ' closest ' most appropriate metadata aggregation matching the user 's definition.
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