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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

GRANULARITY
  1. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    The level of detail at which an information object or resource is viewed or described.


    Example:


    Source:
    Dublin Core Metadata Initiative


  2. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    The granularity of data refers to the size in which data fields are sub-divided.


    Example:
    A postal address can be recorded, with coarse granularity, as a single field: address = 200 2nd Ave. South #358, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4313 USA or with fine granularity, as multiple fields: street address = 200 2nd Ave. South #358 city = St. Petersburg postal code = FL 33701-4313 country = USA


    Source:
    Wikipedia


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SPECIFICITY