database

A database is an organized body of information. Libraries have lots of databases to help you find books, articles, or information.

Looking for some information? You might need to check a database, probably at the library or online. A database collects a bunch of information and resources, usually on a common subject. Some databases feature newspapers; others are related to legal issues. The police use databases to track criminals, and the government uses databases to track terrorists. Anywhere there's information being collected and accessed, there's probably a database keeping track of it all.

Definitions of database
  1. noun
    an organized body of related information
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    ASCII character set
    (computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding scheme
    Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System
    relational database of the United States National Library of Medicine for the storage and retrieval of bibliographical information concerning the biomedical literature
    Princeton WordNet
    a machine-readable lexical database organized by meanings; developed at Princeton University
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    list, listing
    a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
    computer database, electronic database, electronic information service, on-line database
    (computer science) a database that can be accessed by computers
    subdata base
    a subset of data in a database that are used in a specific application
    agenda, agendum, order of business
    a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)
    A-list
    a list of names of specially favored people
    bibliography
    a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)
    bill
    a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
    black book, blacklist
    a list of people who are out of favor
    calendar
    a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc)
    calorie chart
    a list of foods and information about their caloric content
    canon
    a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church
    catalog, catalogue
    a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically
    character set
    an ordered list of characters that are used together in writing or printing
    checklist
    a list of items (names or tasks etc.) to be checked or consulted
    class list, honours list
    a list issued by examiners that categorizes students according to the class of honours they achieved in their degree examinations
    codex
    an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.
    contents, table of contents
    a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
    corrigenda
    a list of printing errors in a book along with their corrections
    credits
    a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
    criminal record, record
    a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted
    directory
    (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk)
    distribution list
    list of names to whom a communication should be sent
    enumeration, numbering
    a numbered list
    FAQ
    a list of questions that are frequently asked (about a given topic) along with their answers
    free list
    a list of commodities that are not subject to tariffs
    grocery list, shopping list
    a list of heterogenous items that someone wants
    hit list
    a list of victims to be eliminated (as by murder)
    hit parade
    a ranked list of the songs that are most popular at a given time
    index
    an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
    key
    a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
    key
    a list of answers to a test
    inventory, stock list
    a detailed list of all the items in stock
    mailing list
    a list of names and addresses to which advertising material is mailed
    flag, masthead
    a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    computer menu, menu
    (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user
    necrology
    a list of people who died recently
    play list, playlist
    a list of musical selections for performance or for broadcast by radio
    portfolio
    a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
    posting
    (bookkeeping) a listing on the company's records
    price list
    a listing of prices for different goods or services
    push-down list, push-down stack, stack
    a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
    queue
    (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted
    roll, roster
    a list of names
    schedule
    an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur
    shopping list
    a list of items to be purchased
    short list, shortlist
    a list of applicants winnowed from a longer list who have been deemed suitable and from which the successful person will be chosen
    sick list
    a list of those who are ill (e.g. on a warship or in a regiment etc)
    slate, ticket
    a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
    standing
    an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
    wish list
    a list of events that you wish would occur
    relational database
    a database in which relations between information items are explicitly specified as accessible attributes
    object-oriented database
    a database in which the operations carried out on information items (data objects) are considered part of their definition
    lexical database
    a database of information about words
    type of:
    info, information
    a message received and understood
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