Data type

From Science Europe Data Glossary

Definition: data type (or simply type) in computer science and computer programming is a classification identifying one of various types of data, that determines the possible values for that type; the operations that can be done on values of that type; the meaning of the data; and the way values of that type can be stored.
Explantion: common data types include: integers, booleans, characters, floating-point numbers, alphanumeric strings.
See also: data format