Choose Index below for a list of all words and phrases defined in this glossary.

Data Structure

index | Index

Data Structure - definition(s)

Data Structure - A logical relationship among data elements that is designed to support specific data manipulation functions (trees, lists, and tables).

[Category=Database Management ]

Source: Northwest Database Services, 08 November 2009 09:44:01, External

These advertisers support this free service

Data Structure - A representation of the arrangement, relationship, and contents of data subjects, data entities, and data files in the common data architecture. It includes all logical and physical data within the common data architecture.

[Category=Data Warehousing ]

Source: Aexis Business Intelligence, 23 November 2010 10:05:40, External

data structure - [data structures] The organization of data within a specific computer system that allows the data to be stored and manipulated effectively; a representation of a data model in computer form.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: esri, 17 March 2012 09:42:58, External

data structure - A data structure is a specialized format for organizing and storing data. General data structure types include the array, the file, the record, the table, the tree, and so on. Any data structure is designed to organize data to suit a specific purpose so that it can be accessed and worked with in appropriate ways. In computer programming, a data structure may be selected or designed to store data for the purpose of working on it with various algorithms.

Related glossary terms: Binary Large Object (BLOB), catalog, data mart, ECMAScript (European Computer Manufacturers Association Script), Visual FoxPro, segment, block, flat file

[Category=Data Management ]

Source:, 24 July 2013 08:19:12, External  

data structure - A specific way of storing and organizing data.

[Category=Big Data ]

Source: DataInformed, 27 October 2013 09:28:22, External  


Data Quality Glossary.  A free resource from GRC Data Intelligence. For comments, questions or feedback: