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There are currently 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter M.

A term derived from "malicious software," and that refers to all computer viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware.

Metadata Standard

A published document that describes how to create, use, and interpret metadata in a specific domain or for a specific purpose, which is intended to establish a common understanding among its users. A metadata standard defines the structure and meaning of its acceptable data elements, rules, and values. Many communities, including broadcasters, social scientists, and art museums, publish metadata standards to meet their descriptive needs.

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