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database management system

Syllabification: da·ta·base man·age·ment sys·tem
(abbreviation: DBMS)

Definition of database management system in English:

noun

Computing
Software that handles the storage, retrieval, and updating of data in a computer system.
Example sentences
  • SPIRES (initially, Stanford Physics Information Retrieval System, then Stanford Public Information Retrieval System) database management system was the product of brilliant programmers at Stanford.
  • Over the last few years increasing numbers of web sites have begun to integrate a relational database management system.
  • The MySQL database is a high-performance relational database management system for Web site and business application development and deployment.

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