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== Nomenclature ==
 
== Nomenclature ==
Before we begin, let's ensure we have an agreed understanding of the terminology we'll use in this study. In Memento, our terminology values from other [[Glossary#DBMS|DBMS]] disciplines, notably ''relational'' DBMSes (or [[Glossary#RDBMS|RDBMSes]]). The following table shows the equivalencies:
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Before we begin, let's ensure we have an agreed understanding of the terminology we'll use in this study. In Memento, our terminology varies from other [[Glossary#DBMS|DBMS]] disciplines, notably ''relational'' DBMSes (or [[Glossary#RDBMS|RDBMSes]]). The following table shows the equivalencies between them:<big>
 
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! Memento !! Relational !! Definition
 
! Memento !! Relational !! Definition
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| Entries & fields or rows & columns of data
 
| Entries & fields or rows & columns of data
 
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| [[Glossary#Field|Field]] || [[Glossary#Column|Column]]
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| [[Glossary#Field|Field]] || Field (or [[Glossary#Column|Column]])
 
| A typed data item occupying a position within a library or table
 
| A typed data item occupying a position within a library or table
 
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| [[Glossary#Entry|Entry]] || [[Glossary#Record|Record]]<br/>(or row)
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| [[Glossary#Entry|Entry]] || [[Glossary#Record|Record]]<br/>(or [[Glossary#Row|row)]]
 
| An instance or occurrence of data across fields or columns
 
| An instance or occurrence of data across fields or columns
 
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| The means by which libraries or tables are related to each other
 
| The means by which libraries or tables are related to each other
 
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;Requirements (the need):
 
;Requirements (the need):
 
:;Intro:
 
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