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A set of information describing the contents, format, and structure of a database and the relationship between its elements, used to control access to and manipulation of the database.
- ‘It is extremely unlikely that a standards-based solution, whether it be a protocol or data dictionary or procedure or format, can be as efficient and effective for any particular application as a solution tailored to that application.’
- ‘This software runs on the Wang VS and is supplied with a PACE data dictionary, enabling extensive report and query features over and above those already supplied with the module.’
- ‘Rational configuration of the user schema, data types, data integrity and data dictionaries will be very important to future effective database management.’
- ‘Under the area of informatics, they suggested that all systems be interfaced and that a data dictionary be created so that all health care providers and facilities are using the same terms and know the meaning of those terms.’
- ‘In addition, the database underlying the system can be established locally with code for table creation commands and the associated data dictionary, available by request from the authors.’
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