Definition of database
: a usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer) an online database
Examples of database in a Sentence
All of our customers' information was kept in a database.
Recent Examples of database from the Web
In the ACC, four of the eight studied were above the $100 million mark along with eight of 13 in the Big Ten, USA Today's database revealed.
First-rounder Evan White signed with the Mariners for $3.125 million, according to MLB.com’s draft database, and is 0 for 6 in his first two games for the Everett AquaSox in the short-season Northwest League.
June 2017) Motorsport Network also bought Forex, an industry stats and database site.
The Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program sued the DEA in 2012 over the administrative subpoenas for patient-prescription records because under state law police must get court orders to check the same database.
In Lake County, all server and database resources are isolated from the public internet.
Average asking rent is $1,681 per month, up $70 from a year ago, said CoStar’s database of 236,250 apartments.
More than 4,000 complaints or incidents were logged statewide last year by the group’s Election Protection Coalition and put into a database.
Even in cities striving to be safe spaces for immigrants, those fingerprints are automatically run through ICE databases because of a federal program called Secure Communities.
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First Known Use of database
DATABASE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of database for English Language Learners
: a collection of pieces of information that is organized and used on a computer
DATABASE Defined for Kids
Definition of database for Students
: a collection of data that is organized especially to be used by a computer
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