|Noun||1.||metadata - data about data; "a library catalog is metadata because it describes publications"|
|(product)||Metadata - (Note: One unhyphenated word with initial capital;
contrast meta data) A word coined by Jack E. Myers to
represent current and future lines of products implementing
the concepts of his MetaModel, and also to designate his
company The Metadata Company that would develop and market
A data and publication search performed when Myers coined the term, early in the summer of 1969, did not discover any use either of the word "metadata" or "meta data". Myers used the term in a 1973 product brochure and it is an Incontestable registered U.S. Trademark.