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Definition: Xbase


(1) A dBASE-like language. Originally almost identical to dBASE, new commands and features over the years made Xbase languages only partially dBASE compatible. See CA-Clipper, Visual FoxPro, QuickSilver and dBASE Plus.

(2) (xBase) A reference to certain Ethernet standards. For example, the "x" means 10, 100 or 1000 as in 10Base-T, 100Base-T or 1000Base-T. See Ethernet and 10Base-T.