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ACID - Lingo

An acronym for a database transaction done correctly over a network. For the transaction to be considered valid it must be : Atomic: The transaction should be done or undone completely; Consistent: A transaction should transform a system from one consitent state to another consistent state; Isolation: Each transaction should happen independently of the other transactions happening simultaneously; Durable: Completed transactions should remain permanent, even during a network or system failure.