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database

a COMPUTER software package which enables data to be created and stored, to be retrieved and analysed later. Databases can, for example, store names and addresses of potential or past customers which can be used to produce mailing lists for SALES PROMOTIONS.
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For example, IBS has developed a new prospect data base within the recently completed browser-enabled version of our system.
However, often copyright law does not sit well with data bases, which may have been compiled automatically without human intervention.
For example, there are several data bases, or ``Web bases,'' of national and international telephone books: the user simply plugs in a name and gets a list of people, telephone numbers and street addresses (a telephone directory covering the United States is at http://www.
This lack of immediate impact has led architects of integrated design environments to assume that materials information is all more or less available in data bases and from handbooks - at low cost, in simple representations, and in stable, standard form.
Thus, users can directly obtain and refine data from different software applications without affecting the operational data bases.
The Health Outcomes Institute (HOI) has announced the release of the first edition of a new data base of questions which health care organizations may use to assess outcomes of health care.
In turn, these conventions have led to, but shielded, the real problem with modern RWRs: design and support of effective radar warning requires access to a valid - accurate, detailed and comprehensive - threat data base.
However, potential subscribers to on-line information services face a bewildering array of riches; each offers a different combination of data bases targeted to a specific audience.
The development of design property data bases," Twarog said, "is the beginning information required for much needed design manuals.
The concept of computer data bases lends itself well to the area of long-term care where varieties of lists and information are frequently required, whether oriented to residents, employees, supplies or maintenance.
Relational data bases provide data views that the user can define on an ad-hoc basis.
The Wall Street Journal recently called accessing electronic data bases "one of the best ways for businesses and individuals to benefit from their investments in personal computers.