Comma separated values



[dey-tuh-beys] /ˈdeɪ təˌbeɪs/

noun
1.
a comprehensive collection of related organized for convenient access, generally in a computer.
2.
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/ˈdeɪtəˌbeɪs/
noun
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
database
(dā’tə-bās’, dāt’ə-)
A collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval by a computer.

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.

1. 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.
Carol E. Brown’s tutorial (http://accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/aies/www.bus.orst.edu/faculty/brownc/lectures/db_tutor/db_tutor.htm).
2. 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.
(2005-11-17)

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