drill down

(Computers) ability to move quickly through a hierarchy of folders or secondary directories

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drill down — (computing) To navigate from a higher to a lower level of a hierarchically structured database • • • Main Entry: ↑drill * * * ˌdrill ˈdown [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they drill down …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drill down — For other uses, see data drilling. In information technology, to drill down means to move from summary information to detailed data by focusing in on something. In a GUI environment, drilling down may involve clicking on some representation in… …   Wikipedia

  • drill down — UK US drill down Phrasal Verb with drill({{}}/drɪl/ verb [I] NATURAL RESOURCES ► IT to look for something on a computer or website by moving from general information to more detailed information: »The site has separate searches for federal… …   Financial and business terms

  • drill-down — UK US drill down Phrasal Verb with drill({{}}/drɪl/ verb [I] NATURAL RESOURCES ► IT to look for something on a computer or website by moving from general information to more detailed information: »The site has separate searches for federal… …   Financial and business terms

  • Drill-down — Als Drill down wird im Allgemeinen die Navigation in hierarchischen Daten bezeichnet. Beim Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) und Information Retrieval ist Drill down ein Verfahren, bei dem die verschiedenen Eigenschaften von vorhandenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Drill down — Als Drill down wird im Allgemeinen die Navigation in hierarchischen Daten bezeichnet. Beim Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) und Information Retrieval ist Drill down ein Verfahren, bei dem die verschiedenen Eigenschaften von vorhandenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • drill down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms drill down : present tense I/you/we/they drill down he/she/it drills down present participle drilling down past tense drilled down past participle drilled down business, computing to organize data (=… …   English dictionary

  • drill down — 1. verb to examine information at another level or in greater detail; especially in a database, to navigate to a more detailed level or record From the employee list, you can drill down to find addresses and pay history. 2. noun an internal… …   Wiktionary

  • Drill-Down — Als Drilldown (oder Drill Down) wird im Allgemeinen die Navigation in hierarchischen Daten bezeichnet. Beim Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) und Information Retrieval ist Drilldown ein Verfahren, bei dem die verschiedenen Eigenschaften von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • drill down — Computing access data in a lower level of a hierarchically structured database. → drill …   English new terms dictionary

  • drill-down — v. To get down to the details. One starts at a high level and drills down to the boring details where exectutives fear to tread …   Business English jargon and slang


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