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relational database

Syllabification: rela·tion·al da·ta·base

Definition of relational database in English:


A database structured to recognize relations among stored items of information.
Example sentences
  • We currently store XML data in relational databases.
  • The integration of XML with relational databases enables storing, indexing, and retrieving semistructured and nonstructured data.
  • In traditional relational databases, data is stored in rows and columns which can be too complex.

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