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DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DBMS)

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Definition:
A complex set of software programs that controls the organization, storage, and retrieval of data in a database. It also controls the security and integrity of the database.

Context:
A collection of software required for using a digital data base so as to enable independent users to access this data base. (Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names, United Nations Group of Experts on Geographic Names, United Nations, New York, 2002. Available at http://unstats.un.org/unsd/geoinfo/glossary.pdf).

Source Publication:
United States Bureau of Census, Glossary of Selected Abbreviations and Acronyms + Techopedia.

Hyperlink:
http://www.techopedia.com/definition/24361/database-management-systems-dbms

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013