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data dictionary

Syllabification: da·ta dic·tion·ar·y

Definition of data dictionary in English:

noun

Computing
A set of information describing the contents, format, and structure of a database and the relationship between its elements, used to control access to and manipulation of the database.
Example sentences
  • It is extremely unlikely that a standards-based solution, whether it be a protocol or data dictionary or procedure or format, can be as efficient and effective for any particular application as a solution tailored to that application.
  • Under the area of informatics, they suggested that all systems be interfaced and that a data dictionary be created so that all health care providers and facilities are using the same terms and know the meaning of those terms.
  • This software runs on the Wang VS and is supplied with a PACE data dictionary, enabling extensive report and query features over and above those already supplied with the module.

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