or da·ta-base, da·ta base
[ dey-tuh-beys ]
/ ˈdeɪ təˌbeɪs /
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British Dictionary definitions for data base
/ (ˈdeɪtəˌbeɪs) /
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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Science definitions for data base
[ dā′tə-bās′, dăt′ə- ]
A collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval by a computer.
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Culture definitions for data base
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.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.