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databank

Syllabification: da·ta·bank
Pronunciation: /ˈdatəˌbaNGk, ˈdā-
 
 
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(also data bank)

Definition of databank in English:

noun

Computing
A large repository of data on a particular topic, sometimes formed from more than one database, and accessible by many users.
Example sentences
  • Neuroinformatics projects that serve as databanks or repositories implement a variety of procedures to improve data quality.
  • In the very near future, if the expectations of some in the art business are met, customers will be able to go into their favorite art gallery and view a myriad array of artworks stored in databanks accessible via the Internet.
  • Jane Vance looked on in surprise as the bookseller turned to an elderly laptop computer and entered search data into a databank program.

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