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 Impact to risk and internal controls, data structure and technology needs, and technology and investment needs, according to the report. Bysheryl Estrada, Fortune, 12 Sep. 2023 Liberalization and standardization of APIs and data structure can help stimulate independent developers to add new solutions and layers on top of existing platforms, turning them into self-sustainable ecosystems. Aliaksandr Kuushynau, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Modernizing The Org Chart To leverage the flood of new data, retailers need a strategy for creating data structures and groups within the organization to better understand where the data’s findings can be applied. Sanjeev Siotia, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 There’s the algorithm, and there are the formats, or what computer scientists call the data structures. David Marchese David Marchese, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2023 Invest $10 million in IT data structure improvements to the state’s data system., 19 Oct. 2021 Pro bono programming is a foundational component of the Capital One Impact Initiative and includes training in customer journeys, data structure and customer interaction skills. Sabrina Corsiga, Dallas News, 25 Oct. 2022 Partner labels preserved the social structure and the data structure. WIRED, 25 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of data structure was in 1963

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“Data structure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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