Clarification and disambiguation of terminology in order to focus on clear, consistent, distinct, and easily recognized usages for databases and database technology.
This tag is for discussing terminology with the goal of improving clarity in word usage in order to enhance consistent communication about topics related to databases.
This tag should be used infrequently and only when consensus is needed.
The terminology that we use for computer technology comes from many sources and some terms are used for a variety of different purposes. In many cases the context may be enough to avoid general confusion. However, some usages are ambiguous and would benefit from promoting a consensus.
Good Examples: For databases the terms
rows are generally, but not universally, accepted.
Poor Examples: New acronyms, catch phrases, overused words, old acronyms, old usages, obsolete terms, et cetera.