data base

database

[dey-tuh-beys]
noun
1.
a comprehensive collection of related data organized for convenient access, generally in a computer.
Also, data-base, data base.


Origin:
1965–70; data + base1

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database (ˈdeɪtəˌbeɪs)
 
n
1.  a systematized collection of data that can be accessed immediately and manipulated by a data-processing system for a specific purpose
2.  informal any large store of information: a database of knowledge

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data base
also database, attested from 1962, from data + base.
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database   (dā'tə-bās', dāt'ə-)  Pronunciation Key 
A collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval by a computer.
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database definition


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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