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Definition: 

Data expressing a certain quantity, amount or range. Usually, there are measurement units associated with the data, e.g. meters, in the case of the height of a person. It makes sense to set boundary limits to such data, and it is also meaningful to apply arithmetic operations to the data.

Source: 

UNECE Data Editing Group

See also:

Qualitative Data

Last edit:

06 Dec 2013

(Fiona Willis-Núñez)