Definition of unit record in English:

unit record


  • 1A complete record, typically written or printed on a single card, of one or more properties of a particular item or object; (also, in later use) a punch card or other representation of such a record which can be processed by a computer or tabulating machine (now chiefly historical).

  • 2A record, contained within a single file, of all details relating to a person's admissions and treatment at a particular hospital.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Factory.