Definition of tuple in English:

tuple

noun

Computing
  • 1A data structure consisting of multiple parts.

    1. 1.1(in a relational database) an ordered set of data constituting a record.
      • ‘As soon as the lobby server receives a request from the player to connect, it will read all current game tuples from the global tuple space.’
      • ‘If no objects were selected, an empty tuple is returned.’
      • ‘The most pressing issue is probably the 8KB limitation on each tuple, or database row.’
      • ‘Underneath this interface is a database called tuple space.’

Origin

From -tuple.

Pronunciation:

tuple

/ˈtjuːp(ə)l/