relational database

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relational database

n.
A database system in which any field can be a component of more than one of the database's tables.

rela′tional da′tabase


n.
an electronic database comprising multiple files of related information, usu. stored in tables of rows (records) and columns (fields), and allowing a link to be established between separate files that have a matching field, as a column of invoice numbers, so that the two files can be queried simultaneously by the user.
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Noun1.relational database - a database in which relations between information items are explicitly specified as accessible attributes; "in a relational database the data are organized as a number of differently sized tables"
computer database, electronic database, electronic information service, on-line database - (computer science) a database that can be accessed by computers
Translations
relační databáze
relaatiotietokanta
References in periodicals archive ?
Codd: "Extending the Database Relational Model to Capture More Meaning", ACM Transactions on Database Systems, Vol 4, NO 4, December 1979.