also spelled DATA BASE, also called ELECTRONIC DATABASE, any collection of data, or information, that is specially organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer. Databases are structured to facilitate the storage, retrieval, modification, and deletion of data in conjunction with various data-processing operations. Databases can be stored on magnetic disk or tape, optical disk, or some other secondary storage device.
A database consists of a file or a set of files. The information
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