Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval. Also called data bank.
  • transitive v. To put (data) into a database.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A collection of (usually) organized information in a regular structure, usually but not necessarily in a machine-readable format accessible by a computer.
  • n. A set of tables in a database(1).
  • n. A software program for storing, retrieving and manipulating a database(1).
  • n. A combination of (1) and (2).
  • v. To enter data into a database

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an organized body of related information.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an organized body of related information

Etymologies

data +‎ base (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The $database value is derived from user input when the script is first called. tables: The collection of tables available in the database specified in

    Simple Talk rss feed

  • The next statement uses the databases property ($db. databases) of the Server object to retrieve (from the databases collection) the database specified in the $database parameter.

    Simple Talk rss feed

  • $database: The specific database that contains the target collection of objects, such as tables and views.

    Simple Talk rss feed

  • The google image search database is not updated nearly as often as the main database so it's unlikely this result is a side effect of your story.

    Boing Boing

  • More gold is added to the game databases, hence the term database inflation.

    Deflation in WoW?

  • "I firmly believe that a consumer 'database'-the word database in this case is actually a misnomer-carrying the government's imprimatur must only include data that is accurate."

    Slate Magazine

  • Essentially they need to be accorded the same processes and protection as for any other databases (I am using the term database here in the loosest sense), as these could contain sensitive or personal data that is vital to your business.

    TechNet Blogs

  • What incentive do they have to make sure the database is accurate?

    Anti-Consumer Regulation, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • This database is an attempt to compile many sources of information into one place; to give as complete a listing as is possible of the hundreds of architecturally significant houses in Oak Park.

    Check Out This Wright Site

  • The heart of the database is the national list of voters produced each year by Elections Canada.

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » Demographic Methodology of the Conservative Party

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