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Database

A database is an ordered store of individual records of digital information, data, stored in a computer such that the records can be retrieved and manipulated and used to answer queries. The term database refers to the collection of related records, and database software is the database management system or DBMS, that gives access to the data and allows productive work to be done with the factual information.

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