or da·ta-base, da·ta base
Origin of database
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- a systematized collection of data that can be accessed immediately and manipulated by a data-processing system for a specific purpose
- informal any large store of informationa database of knowledge
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Word Origin and History for data base
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- A collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval by a computer.
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A set of data grouped together in one location in (or accessible by) a computer. A computerized database has been likened to an electronic filing cabinet of information arranged for easy access or for a specific purpose.
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