What is data point? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Mathematics glossary:

A data point is a discrete unit of information. In a general sense, any single fact is a data point. In a statistical or analytical context, a data point is usually derived from a measurement or research and can be represented numerically and/or graphically. The term data point is roughly equivalent to datum, the singular form of data

This was last updated in August 2012
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