|n.||1.||an organized body of related information.|
|Noun||1.||database - an organized body of related information|
|1.||(database)||database - One or more large structured sets of persistent
data, usually associated with software to update and query
the data. A simple database might be a single file containing
many records, each of which contains the same set of
fields where each field is a certain fixed width.|
A database is one component of a database management system.
See also ANSI/SPARC Architecture, atomic, blob, data definition language, deductive database, distributed database, fourth generation language, functional database, object-oriented database, relational database.
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|2.||(hypertext)||database - A collection of nodes managed and stored in
one place and all accessible via the same server. Links
outside this are "external", and those inside are "internal".|
On the World-Wide Web this is called a web site.
|3.||database - All the facts and rules comprising a logic programming program.|