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ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability)
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The four states defined by the acronym ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability) relate to a successful transaction, usually a database transaction. All of these characteristics must be present, or the transaction must be completely reversed (undone or rolled back).
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