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The result of the move request was: not moved. (non-admin closure) Calidum Talk To Me 02:32, 19 September 2014 (UTC)



DatumDatum (disambiguation) – And redirect Datum to Geodetic datum. The Geodetic meaning is the clear primary topic for this term, not a somewhat obscure topic in archaic and never-user English grammar. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 21:51, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Evidence? I see no reason to think most readers looking for the term "datum" are necessarily looking for one specialized use of the term as opposed to the relatively well-known singular of data. Usage statistics certainly don't appear to support the claim. olderwiser 22:11, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose singular of data is the main topic. In ictu oculi (talk) 23:06, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Yes, the singular of data is the main topic, and is the meaning for all three of the first entries, specific jaronistic uses of it in three different major fields. There is no reason whatsoever to consider the geodetic one primary any more than we'd consider neurological, oncological or dental use of the same medical term with different in-specialty application to be more primary than the others.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  01:16, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose the clear meaning is the singular of "data", meaning information, not the geodetic line. -- 70.51.46.146 (talk) 05:12, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

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