Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

A record may refer to any of the following:


1. A collection of related data contained in one or more files or a database. For example, a support company may have a record on you or your computer, this record may contain such data as information about the computer and its history. Another example is a hospital or clinic that has a medical record for you or a family member.

2. An LP is a 12-inch vinyl disc used in record players. See our LP definition for additional information.

3. Sometimes abbreviated as REC, record is a function that records audio from a microphone or another source. For example, someone may record an MP3 to a CD, so they can listen to it when away from their computer.

Computer abbreviations, Database terms, File, Record Layout, Record length, Record Locking, Snapshot