Definition of database noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdeɪtəbeɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪtəbeɪs//
, also NAmE//ˈdætəbeɪs//
Computer programming
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an organized set of data that is stored in a computer and can be looked at and used in various ways See related entries: Computer programmingExtra examples The database is updated monthly. The information is stored on a large database. The new database contains 200 000 images. We have over 8 000 customer names in our database. We’re trying to create our own computerized database. a very large database of information
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: database