data structure


Definition of data structure

: any of various methods or formats (such as an array, file, or record) for organizing data in a computer

Examples of data structure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From there, taking stock of the components and data structure involved helps illustrate the current costs of your data environment to better understand potential cost savings. Eric Raab, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 To meet the realities of complying with international data regulations, data structure and persistence abstraction is required to provide solutions for data classification and auditing that show where data resides and who has access to it. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Each data structure serves different purposes and choosing the right one is necessary to write efficient code., Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Are your algorithms suited to your data structure and volume? Muddu Sudhakar, Forbes, 15 June 2021 The data structure allows developers and translators to retrieve and process visual user interface components such as buttons, automatically extracting their labels and captions for translation in bulk. Lohit Sarma, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 As an acquisitive company, Stanley Black & Decker operates in a complex IT and data structure environment. Forbes, 10 May 2021 When needed, shaders can use GeometryIndex() to index into the app's own data structures. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 19 Mar. 2020 Other data structures in the processor, such as the branch predictor, can also be probed and have their performance measured, which can similarly be used to reveal sensitive information. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, 4 Jan. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of data structure

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Data structure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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