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database A collection of data that can be sorted and searched using search algorithms.
table A collection of data about a limited topic, organized into rows and columns in a database.
field A category of information in a database table.
record A collection of information in a database table consisting of one or more related fields about a specific entity, such as a person, product or event.
relational A database that contains multiple tables related through common fields.
database A collection of data that can be sorted and searched using search algorithms.
common field A field contained in two or more database tables that forms a connection between the tables.
relationship a connection between two or more database tables that is based on a field that the tables have in common.
primary key a field containing a value that uniquely identifies each recod in a database
one-to-one relationship a relationship in which each record in table a can have one matching record in B
foreign key a field in a related database table that refers to the primary key in the primary table
many-to-many relationship in databases a relationship in which one record in table a can relate to many matching records in table b and vice versa
junction table a database table containing foreign key fields that refer to the primary key fields from the primary tabels in many to many relationship
query a question posed by a user to a database to request database information
SQL a language used to create and maintain professional high performance corporate databases
DBMS A program used to store, access and manipulate database information.
CGI a program that processes data submitted by the user.
search engine A powerful software program that searches Internet databases for user-specified information.
keyword A word that appears on a Web page and is used by search engines to identify relevant URLs. Some words, such as "the" or "and," are too common to be used as keywords.
meta search engine search engine that scans Web pages for <meta> tag information.
index catalog of the contents of a database. Each entry identifies a unique database record.
boolean operator A symbol or word used in Internet searches to narrow search results by including or excluding certain words or phrases from the search criteria. 5-3
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