1.1.04. Definition

  • Embrace diversity
  • Data and semantic
  • Database: related data, implicit meaning
  • Sample/subset of real world
    • real world with bounds
  • Miniworld/Universe of Discourse

A single definition of a database is hard to come by. Dictionary.com defines a database as: a comprehensive collection of related data organized for convenient access, generally in a computer. The Wikipedia definition runs for several pages.