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join

[jȯin]
(computer science)
A portion of a robotic control program that directs an activity to resume after it has been interrupted.
(mathematics)
The join of two elements of a lattice is their least upper bound.

join

(database)
inner join (common) or outer join (less common).

join

(theory)

join

In relational database management, to match one table (file) against another based on some condition creating a third table with data from the matching tables. For example, a customer table can be joined with an order table creating a table for all customers who purchased a particular product.

The default type of join is known as an "inner" join. It produces a resulting record if there is a matching condition. For example, matching shipments with receipts would produce only those shipments that have been received. On the other hand, an "outer" join using that example would create a record for every shipment whether or not it was received. The data for received items would be attached to the shipments, and empty, or null, fields would be attached to shipments without receipts.


A Simple Join
This example matches the sales table against the product table based on product number to derive the product description.
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Summary: British carmakers Rolls-Royce and Bentley will unveil new vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show next week, joining battle in the fast-growing luxury end of the market on behalf of their German owners.
More importantly, if, as suggested, the war was preplanned then surely our soldiers were betrayed by ministers of various departments who, by remaining silent throughout this deception, contributed to our soldiers joining battle illprepared and underequipped.
Let's join together in the classroom instead of joining battle in the courtroom.