# Terminology

The terms, dataset, slice, trace and 3D result, are used extensively in the documentation. Review the definitions to get a better concept of these definitions.

## Dataset

A dataset is any multi-dimensional data that can be used to define a full set of quantities over a full set of axes.

## Slice

Slicing gives you control over which section / subset of the data is viewed.

## Trace

A trace is a line plotted on a graph that represents a quantity relative to an independent axis. The styling of the trace as well as the representation of the data can be manipulated.

## 3D Result

A 3D result is any data that displays in three-dimensional space.