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Database Design for Mere Mortals®: A Hands-on Guide to Relational Database Design, Third Edition by Michael J. Hernandez

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3. Terminology

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”

—LEWIS CARROLL THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Topics Covered in This Chapter

Why This Terminology Is Important

Value-Related Terms

Structure-Related Terms

Relationship-Related Terms

Integrity-Related Terms

Summary

Review Questions

The terms in this chapter are important for you to understand before you embark upon learning the design process. Indeed, there are other terms that you’ll need to learn, and I’ll cover them as you work through the process. There’s also a glossary in the back of the book that you can use to refresh your memory on any term you learn here or in the following chapters.

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