Term: metadata element Class:  
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Created 19 September 2013
Last modified 19 September 2013
Contributed by Stephen Richard


Definition: a discrete unit of metadata (ISO 19115), an attribute of a metadata entity. A metadata element contains some content specifying the value of the element.
Examples: Metadata element content may be simpleā€”a number or string, or may be another metadata entity.