Definitions for "Relational Database"
A Relational database is a tool which can help you store, manage and disseminate information of various kinds. It is a collection of objects, tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, all stored in a computer program all of which are inter-related.
(RDBMS) A database that allows the definition of data structures, storage and retrieval operations and integrity constraints. Data and relations between them are organized in tables.
An integrated repository of data in the form of tables that have rows and columns to show a relationship between items; information can be cross-referenced between two tables.
Keywords:  whatnot, abstraction, tcp, good, based
an abstraction, and a very good one
an abstraction based on C, TCP/IP and whatnot
a collection of facts, and normalising them is a way to ensure there are no contradictions
a big spreadsheet that several people can update simultaneously
Keywords:  drill, tool, purpose, general
a general purpose tool, like a drill
(Internet Directory Administrator's Guide; search in this book)
an application in which information flows from one list to another