Definitions for "Flat-file database"
application: A simple database that is essentially one table that can't be linked to another. Example: FileMaker.
A database composed of a single, concatenated file, or several such files, without any attendant, application-independent server logic. Flat-file databases can be used by multiple concurrent users if hosted on a shared file server.
a database where all information is stored in a text file, or for larger scripts, a set of text files