inquiry and communications system

inquiry and communications system

[in′kwī·ə·rē ən kə‚myü·nə′kā·shənz ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A computer system in which centralized records are maintained with data transmitted to and from terminals at remote locations or in an in-plant system, and which immediately responds to inquiries from remote terminals.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.