Definition of metadata noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmetədeɪtə//
, BrE//ˈmetədɑːtə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmetədeɪtə//
, also NAmE//ˈmetədætə//
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information that describes other information in order to help you understand or use it In the metadata she found the author and location of the file.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: metadata