relational database

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relational database

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

rela′tional da′tabase

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
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