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Data is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables.

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Data table

A data table is a collection of related data held in a structured format within a database. It consists of fields (columns) and rows.

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A database is an organized collection of data

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A data set (or dataset) is a collection of data

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DataBase Management System

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