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The third normal form is based on the concept of_____

  1. Closure Dependency
  2. Transitive Dependency
  3. Normal Dependency
  4. Functional Dependency
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B. Transitive dependency...

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The third normal form (3NF) is a normal form used in database normalization Codd's definition states that a table is in 3NF if and only if both of the following conditions hold:

  • The relation R (table) is in seconfd normal form(2NF)
  • Every non-prime attribute of R is non-transitively dependent on every key of R.

A non-prime attribute of R is an attribute that does not belong to any candidate key of R.

A transitive dependency is a functional dependency in which 

X → Z(X determines Z) indirectly, by virtue of X → Y and Y → Z (where it is not the case that Y → X).


Hence,Option(B)Transitive Dependency.

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Answer : Transitive Dependency

Third Normal form applies that every non-prime attribute of table must be dependent on primary key, or we can say that, there should not be the case that a non-prime attribute is determined by another non-prime attribute. So this transitive functional dependency should be removed from the table and also the table must be in Second Normal form.

Reference : 3 NF


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