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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  database 
  n  :  an  organized  body  of  related  information 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  database 
 
  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}. 
 
  {(http://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  {web  site}. 
 
  3.  All  the  facts  and  rules  comprising  a  {logic  programming} 
  program. 
 
  (1997-03-04) 
 
 




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