• Numbers, characters, images, or other method of recording, in a form which can be assessed by a human or (especially) input into a computer, stored and processed there, or transmitted on some digital channel.  1
  • Any information stored on a computer.  2  3
  • A general phrase for all information (facts, numbers, letters, graphics, etc.) that can be processed by a computer.  4
  • Information stored on the computer system and used by applications to accomplish tasks.  5


  1. Ibis Consulting, Glossary.
  2. Fios, E-Discovery Glossary 
  3. RSI, Glossary.
  4. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  5. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Terms
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