database

or da·ta-base, da·ta base

[ dey-tuh-beys ]
/ ˈdeɪ təˌbeɪs /

noun

a comprehensive collection of related data organized for convenient access, generally in a computer.

Origin of database

First recorded in 1965–70; data + base1
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British Dictionary definitions for database

database

/ (ˈdeɪtəˌbeɪs) /

noun

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 database

database

[ dātə-bās′, dătə- ]

A collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval by a computer.
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Culture definitions for database

database


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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