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Data Reduction

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Data Reduction - definition(s)

Data Reduction - The process of transforming the number of data items by arithmetic or statistical calculations, standard curves, and concentration factors, and collating them into a more useful form. Data reduction is irreversible and generally results in a reduced data set and an associated loss of detail.

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Source: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 18 March 2011 07:53:06, External 

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