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  1. application A software program that allows a user to perform a specific task.
  2. backing store A computer's primary data store, ie the hard disk.
  3. data Values, typically letters or numbers.
  4. database A data store designed in an organised way, making it easier to search for the information you need.
  5. information Data that has meaning, not just a number or a letter.
  6. key field A unique identifier for a database record or table entry.
  7. memory The part of a computer that stores data.
  8. multi-access A system that can be used by several users simultaneously via a local area network (LAN).
  9. query A search or question performed inside a database.
  10. validation Checking input data is sensible and in the right format.