<data, database, programming> An ordered set of fields, usually stored
contiguously. The term is used with similar meaning in several different
contexts. In a file, a "record" probably has some fixed length, in contrast to a
"line" which may have any length and is terminated by some End Of Line
sequence). A database record is also called a "row". In a spreadsheet it is
always called a "row". Some programming languages use the term to mean a type
composed of fields of several other types (C calls this a "struct").
In all these cases, a record represents an entity with certain field values.
Fields may be of a fixed width (bits or characters) or they may be separated by
a delimiter character, often comma (CSV) or HT (TSV).
In a database the list of values of a given field from all records is called a
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