Definitions for "Flat File Database"
A database where all information is stored in columns and where information is repeated in records. Multiple entries for the same information has the real possibility of leading to data entry errors. See Relational Database.
An information structure that stores data in a simple two-dimensional format - for instance, an Excel spreadsheet that presents vocabulary items and their grammatical features. This human-readable format works well for simple sets of information but more complex sets are best stored in a relational database.
A database stored as a text file (or other method) that is nonrelational and contains a single table.
a series of horizontally connected lists