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
The key designs and codes were stored in a proprietary database.
Drazin said there is a database of 25,000 past races from around the country that can be shown at tracks.
WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails from the DNC database.
Commission members have a deadline of July 1, 2019, to create the database, McDermed said.
DNA samples taken from the scene went unidentified until March 2010 when Alabama Bureau of Investigation agents were notified that the FBI's program of DNA databases identified Poisel as a match.
Authorities said the thieves exploited a design feature of the Jeep Wrangler, gained access to a proprietary database that contains codes used to create duplicate keys for each car and then used a high-tech computer to get away with the cars.
The release of the ruling by the court was likely delayed amid a transition to a new electronic database of employment tribunal decisions.
North Dakota Environmental Health Chief Dave Glatt said the Health Department lists such incidents in its online database, but typically doesn't otherwise notify the public of oil spills smaller than 150 barrels unless the oil contaminates water.
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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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