The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science, technology and innovation, culture, and communication & information . Some of the entries contain translations in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Other entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Collection of related information that enables easy storage, retrieval, processing, and production of information.

Base de données

Collection d'information permettant de faciliter le stockage, le recouvrement, le traitement et la production de l'information.

Base de datos

Colección de información que facilita el almacenamiento, recuperación, tratamiento y producción de la información.

قاعدة البيانات

وتعني جمع المعلومات التي تمكن من تخزين البيانات واسترجاعها ومعالجتها وإنتاجها

База данных