hierarchical database

Definitions

Electronics

  • A database whose organization is based on a hierarchy, and which utilizes a tree data structure to link records. Each record has one predecessor or owner. data accessing starts at the top of the hierarchy and works its way down. A hierarchical database is not well-suited for determining relations between records.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the organisation of information in a database so that records can be related to each other within a defined structure
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