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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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.
Coordinating the work of the eye with that of the hand, he produces a convincing Photorealist tableau that is at once a two-dimensional image and a physical record of his own observing.
Included in the physical record are numerous domestic structures that represent the sharecropper period in Alabama history.
Strong sales will provide a boost for an industry struggling to reverse a downward trend in physical record sales.
The solution's bar-code tracking technology can Locate any physical record and provide a complete audit trail of the record's usage.
Compliant Write Once UDO media enables record level retention management with an extremely high standard for physical record destruction.
From the beginning of next year, Steve will be closing down all his physical record labels to concentrate fully on the digital age.
Within this small village are located a physical record of settlement evolution, several notable landmark buildings, an important arboretum, Garden City designed by Frederick Todd, several important roads, and the always-important riverside.
After landing, the Polar Lander will spend three months digging for traces of water beneath the frozen Martian surface and will search for evidence of a physical record of climate change.

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