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What Is A Database?

Main Entry:da·ta·base  

Pronunciation:\ˈdā-tə-ˌbās, ˈda- also ˈdä-\


Date:circa 1962

a usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer)

— database transitive verb

Database. (n.d.). In Merriam webster. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from


    This is a database

    What a database might look like [Illustration]. (2007). Laboratory of  Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center, Ghent, Belgium. 

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