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relational database

noun
  1. an electronic database comprising multiple files of related information, usually stored in tables of rows (records) and columns (fields), and allowing a link to be established between separate files that have a matching field, as a column of invoice numbers, so that the two files can be queried simultaneously by the user.
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Origin of relational database

First recorded in 1970–75
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relational database in Science

relational database

[rĭ-lāshə-nəl]
  1. A database system in which any field can be a component of more than one of the database's tables.
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