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<h2 title="Interface MetadataType" class="title">Interface MetadataType</h2>
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<dd><a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/ARPESMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">ARPESMetadata</a>, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/AxesMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">AxesMetadata</a>, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/DimensionMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">DimensionMetadata</a>, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/ErrorMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">ErrorMetadata</a>, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/IExtendedMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">IExtendedMetadata</a>, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/IMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">IMetadata</a>, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MaskMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">MaskMetadata</a>, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/OriginMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">OriginMetadata</a>, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/PeemMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">PeemMetadata</a>, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/StatisticsMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">StatisticsMetadata</a>&lt;T&gt;, <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/UnitMetadata.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">UnitMetadata</a></dd>
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<pre>public interface <a href="../../../../src-html/org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataType.html#line.30">MetadataType</a>
extends <a href="https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/io/Serializable.html?is-external=true" title="class or interface in java.io">Serializable</a>, <a href="https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/Cloneable.html?is-external=true" title="class or interface in java.lang">Cloneable</a></pre>
<div class="block">This is a marker interface for all metadata items which can be associated
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Extending sub-interfaces of MetadataType is strongly discouraged. That is,
metadata interfaces (sub-interfaces of MetadataType) should be considered
to be "final". This simplifies the implementation of <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/dataset/IMetadataProvider.html#getMetadata(java.lang.Class)"><code>IMetadataProvider.getMetadata(Class)</code></a>, etc.</div>
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<td class="colFirst"><code><a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataType.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">MetadataType</a></code></td>
<td class="colLast"><code><strong><a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataType.html#clone()">clone</a></strong>()</code>
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<pre><a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataType.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">MetadataType</a>&nbsp;<a href="../../../../src-html/org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataType.html#line.36">clone</a>()</pre>
<div class="block">Make a deep copy of metadata</div>
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