physical record

Definitions

Computing

Electronics

  • 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
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