Definition of relational
1 : of or relating to kinship
2 : characterized or constituted by relations
3 : having the function chiefly of indicating a relation of syntax has is notional in he has luck, relational in he has gone
4 : relating to, using, or being a method of organizing data in a database so that it is perceived by the user as a set of tables
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Creator 2.0, as the company calls the new version, is aimed at providing MS Access-like database functionality to users who may not understand all the intricacies of relational database management.
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