record

n. data or information stored on some medium and used as an extension of human memory or to support accountability  [definition in progress] an instrument filed for public notice (constructive notice); see recordation 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 Descriptionan entry describing a work in a catalog; a catalog record

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See narrower terms 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.