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Definition: free-form database

A database system that allows entry of unstructured text without regard to length or order. Although it accepts text input like a word processor, it differs by providing better methods for searching, retrieving and organizing the data.

Structured vs. Unstructured
The Info Select window at top provides a free-form approach to recording an address. The Lotus Organizer dialog at the bottom provides fixed fields for common data. Usually, people strongly prefer one method over the other if there is a choice.