[flat-fahyl] /ˈflætˈfaɪl/

noting or pertaining to a database system in which each database consists of a single file not linked to any other file.


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    database A database containing a single table, stored in a single flat file, often in a human-readable format such as comma-separated values or fixed-width columns. (2008-06-16)

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