I'm writing a technical document but couldn't think of a better term than "designated" in this scenario.

I have a module which is general-purpose. I can tune it into a special-purpose one by doing certain configuration on it. So I need to collect meta-data that is specifically associated with this no longer general-purpose module.

How shall I call those data? "Designated data" just doesn't sound right. The data is accompanied by the module and varies in accordance with its type, after the tuning.

For example, module 1 can detect voice, therefore it has a "voice detection threshold". Module 2 can detect ultrasonic waves, therefore it has a "acoustic event detection count".

What is the best term? "Oriented data"?

  • Module-specific metadata
    – mplungjan
    Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 6:35
  • Hey! That's actually pretty good! Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 8:09

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I suggest

Module-specific metadata

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