database: 1. A set of data that is required for a specific purpose or is fundamental to a system, project, enterprise, or business. (188) Note: A database may consist of one or more data banks and be geographically distributed among several repositories. 2. A formally structured collection of data. Note: In automated information systems, the database is manipulated using a database management system.
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