Definitions

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  • n. A database (collection of organized information in a regular structure)
  • n. An organization dedicated to maintaining a database.

Etymologies

data +‎ bank (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Samples are sent to forensic scientists who input the code into the "crime scene index," or CSI component, of the national DNA databank, which is run by the RCMP.

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  • My media detox will doubtless wear off -- I'm already trying to "catch up" on stories I missed, even though I won't end up paying a civic penalty for having a weeklong blackout in my Road to 2012 databank.

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  • Darnell Hardware was arrested after DNA he allegedly left on the women's clothes was matched to his DNA profile in a New York state databank.

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  • Such a databank would allow regulators to have a better grasp on risk-taking by the broader financial industry, but banks worry about the risks of putting all that data in one place.

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  • The last one is the one that really intrigues me, especially as I consider the video news clip below in which Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils a massive new proposal to lure us all into a brave new world of cloud computing in which we entrust all manner of our stuff to the great databank in the sky.

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  • The allegations concern contract payments Schlumberger made to a consulting firm with ties to Yemen's government at a time when Schlumberger sought approval to create an oil-exploration databank in Yemen, as described by two people familiar with the matter and by company documents reviewed b y The Wall Street Journal.

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  • Mr. Cuomo also proposed expanding the state's DNA databank to include those convicted of any crime, not just felons.

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  • From bank to databank with the touch of a keyboard.

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  • Prosecutors said skin found under Ms. Bennett's fingernails—believed to be left after she scratched her attacker—and semen found on her thigh were matched to Mr. Carter through a DNA databank.

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  • While defense attorneys believe additional testing could clear Whitaker in these cases, prosecutors say his genetic marker could show up in other cases after being run through a nationwide databank, though other connections are doubtful.

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