1. <database design> One or more large structured sets of persistent data, usually associated with software to update and query the data. A simple database might be a single file containing many records, each of which contains the same set of fields where each field is a certain fixed width.

A database is one component of a database management system.

See also: ANSI/SPARC Architecture, atomic, blob, data definition language, deductive database, distributed database, fourth generation language, functional database, object-oriented database, relational database.

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2. <hypertext> A collection of nodes managed and stored in one place and all accessible via the same server. Links outside this are "external", and those inside are "internal".

On the World-Wide Web this is called a website.

3. All the facts and rules comprising a logic programming program.

Acronym: DB

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A structured file of information or a set of logically related data stored and retrieved using computer-based means.

Acronym: DB

(12 Dec 1998)

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