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See also: data-base and data base

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

data +‎ base

Pronunciation

Noun

database (plural databases)

  1. (general) A collection of (usually) organized information in a regular structure, usually but not necessarily in a machine-readable format accessible by a computer.
    I have a database of all my contacts in my personal organizer.
  2. (computing) A set of tables in a database(1).
    The "books" database will have three tables, and the "customers" database will have two tables.
  3. (computing) A software program for storing, retrieving and manipulating a database(1).
    Which database do you use: MySQL or Oracle?
  4. (computing) A combination of (1) and (2).

Abbreviations

  • (computer software): DB

Synonyms

Derived terms

computer software
  • database management system
  • Translations

    Verb

    database (third-person singular simple present databases, present participle databasing, simple past and past participle databased)

    1. To enter data into a database

    Danish

    Etymology

    Borrowed from English database.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /daːtabaːsə/, [ˈd̥æːtˢaˌb̥æːsə], [ˌd̥æːtˢaˈb̥æːsə]

    Noun

    database c (singular definite databasen, plural indefinite databaser)

    1. database [from 1970]

    Inflection

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    Dutch

    Etymology

    Borrowed from English database.

    Pronunciation

    • (file)
    • Hyphenation: da‧ta‧base

    Noun

    database f (plural databases, diminutive databaseje n)

    1. database

    Synonyms


    French

    Noun

    database f (plural databases)

    1. (dated) database

    Synonyms


    Interlingua

    Noun

    database (plural databases)

    1. database

    Italian

    Noun

    database m (invariable)

    1. database

    Norwegian Bokmål

    Etymology

    From data +‎ base

    Noun

    database m (definite singular databasen, indefinite plural databaser, definite plural databasene)

    1. (computing) a database

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    Norwegian Nynorsk

    Etymology

    From data +‎ base

    Noun

    database m (definite singular databasen, indefinite plural databasar, definite plural databasane)

    1. (computing) a database

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