Definition of “database” - English Dictionary

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“database” in British English

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databasenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdeɪ.tə.beɪs/ us /ˈdeɪ.t̬ə.beɪs/

B2 a large amount of information stored in a computer system in such a way that it can be easily looked at or changed:

We're linked to the online database at our head office.

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  • You have to enter a password to access the database.
  • We'll flag the records of interest in the database and then we can give you a print-out.
  • I need to import data from the database into my word processor.
  • Great trouble is taken to keep our database up-to-date.
  • Tape recordings of conversations are transcribed by typists and entered into the database.

(Definition of “database” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“database” in American English

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databasenoun [ C ]

us /ˈdeɪ·t̬əˌbeɪs, ˈdæt̬·ə-, ˈdɑt̬·ə-/

a large amount of information stored in a computer system in such a way that it can be easily looked at or changed

(Definition of “database” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“database” in Business English

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databasenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdeɪtəbeɪs/ us IT

a computer system containing a large amount of information that can be looked at or changed easily:

The group now has a database of 3,000 members.
a database for (doing) sth They incorporated the data into a searchable database for analysing different risk factors.
enter/put sth into/onto a database It was his job to enter the information into the database.
build/create a database
database software

(Definition of “database” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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