record

n.REH-kurd data or information stored on a medium and used as an extension of human memory or to support accountability information or data created or received by an organization in the course of its activities; organizational record Audiovisual Recordsa phonodisc Computinga collection of related data elements treated as a unit, such as the fields in a row in a database table; a data record an entry describing a work in a catalog; a catalog record v.rə-KAWRD to preserve information and its continuing accuracy by setting down data in a format expected to persist for at least as long as the data will need to be accessed

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See narrower terms of nouns for more specific definitions of different types of records. The use of the general term record when referring to a particular type of record inevitably leads to confusion because attributes of the particular type are not conveyed by the general term. In particular, the legal definition of record may change, depending on relevant laws, rules, and regulations.