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See also: data-base and data base

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

data +‎ base

Pronunciation

Noun

database (plural databases)

  1. (computing) 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

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Derived terms

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]

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Dutch

Pronunciation

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

Etymology

Borrowed from English database.

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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