link two database tables

A very quick question. Is there a term for a table who's primary function is holding two foreign keys? For example, if I have two tables, user and group, is there an official term for the "membership" table that holds user_id and group_id?


It's an intersection table which supports many-to-many relationships.

A linking/intersection table, which resolves a many-to-many. For instance, if a car can have more than one driver, and a driver can have more than one car, you would use a linking table to resolve the many-to-many relationship. I drew an example ERD in OmniGraffle as an illustration:

As Stefan Already answers: There are link/insersection tables for such a case. They will map many-to-many relations since there is no other possibilities in databases. You only have to create a table "UserGroup" and two columns for the specific ids which are both primary and foreign keys.

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