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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
data bank
▪ The national genetics data bank will be a storehouse of hundreds of blood samples.
▪ AR-WACC has decided to establish a computerised communication data bank for the Region.
▪ By using test-kits and keeping a record of the readings obtained you also build-up and invaluable data bank for future reference.
▪ Once there it may appear on editor's data bank visual display unit as a single-line headline.
▪ They formed the starting-point for contemporary sociobiological theory and the main data bank of facts.
data bank

n. (alternative spelling of databank English)

Data bank

In telecommunications, a data bank is a repository of information on one or more subjects that is organized in a way that facilitates local or remote information retrieval. A data bank may be either centralized or decentralized. In computers the data bank is the same as in telecommunication (i.e. it is the repository of data. The data in the data bank can be things such as credit card transactions or it can be any data base of a company where large quantities of queries are being processed on daily bases).

Data bank may also refer to an organization primarily concerned with the construction and maintenance of a database.

Usage examples of "data bank".

The transportation data bank for the Kuiper Belt will tell me who’.

The troublesome hunch had arisen, we concluded, when connections were made in that huge nonconscious data bank.

Before I had awakened, he had run the results of his examination through his office computer terminal, which was connected to a large diagnostic data bank in Atlanta.

Right now all that I am doing is going through the material from the backup data bank we brought back from Mexico.

Colosimo can follow Swoboda himself, maybe, if he keeps it to short segments and don't get the oversight program in the data bank interested.

I'm sure the Seeker doesn't have any better list of small rocks than we do, and there are thousands around here that we don't have in the data bank.