physical record

physical record

[′fiz·ə·kəl ′rek·ərd]
(computer science)
A set of adjacent data characters recorded on some storage medium, physically separated from other physical records that may be on the same medium by means of some indication that can be recognized by a simple hardware test. Also known as record block.
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Contract:Worcestershire county council is seeking to engage a suitably qualified supplier to support the transition of a physical record management system that underpins the services provided by the council.
By recording an account of how the insured plans to either eliminate hazards or reduce the risk of their occurrence, there will be a physical record that hazards were identified, decisions were made about who could be harmed and how, and a plan was executed to eliminate or mitigate hazards.
I have been arguing this for some time amongst friends and they all thought that I was a bit of a 'stickin-the-mud' but it is important that a physical record remains for future generations.
I have been arguing this for some time amongst friends and they all thought that I was a bit of a 'stick-in-the-mud' but it is important that a physical record remains for future generations.
Khalid Iqbal Malik said that many private firms were offering latest technology based archiving solutions with most sophisticated, secure, risk free and hassle free physical record management and storage facilities at 3rd party location where retrieval of record was possible by a mere click without wasting time on manual retrieval.
amp;nbsp;Simply put, if you have to write down everything you eat, you're more likely to eat something that's good for you because there is a physical record of your diet.
The enormous historical depth of alcohol use is well captured here: our earliest records suggest drinking in some human societies at least as far back as 7,000 BCE--but even this dating is limited only by the physical record.
Ricardo: Some of the less obvious causes to privacy/data breach incidents include physical record loss, which accounts for 16% of such incidents.
Because of sulfur deposits in polar ice cores, which act as a physical record of volcanic activity, scientists had suspected that such an eruption occurred in 1808 or 1809.
There is no physical record of her breakdown because on her way out of the studio, she demanded all video records of the failed Q & A be destroyed.
1 millimeter increments along the length of the stalagmite, the scientists uncovered a physical record of rainfall over the past 2,000 years.
The kit also contains a patient diary that aims to help patients keep a physical record of their blood glucose readings, and record any advice from their treating doctors, in addition to a booklet focusing on how patients can monitor weight and body mass index.

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