- noun the maximum unit of data that can be transmitted in a single operation
- noun all the information, including control data, for one record stored in a computer system
- The true distribution of a record, as opposed to the manner in which a record is organized from the user's perspective. For example, a user may view a record as a single unit, while it may actually consist of many data fields in a database. Also called record layout (2).
Information & Library Science
- noun a manual form of a record rather than electronic