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  1. In databases, an alternative state of the database that has an owner, a description, a permission (private, protected, or public), and a parent version. Versions are not affected by changes occurring in other versions of the database.[1]
  2. An edition of a software product that incorporates major changes to the software from the previous version. A version is often called a release.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wade, Tasha, ed.; Sommer, Shelly, ed. A to Z GIS: An illustrated dictionary of geographic information systems, ESRI Press, 2006

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