I have recorded someone's blood pressure over a period of one hour. Should the resulting file that contains the blood pressure samples be called record or recording?
http://physionet.org/physiobank/database/mimicdb/ uses the term recording:
The database described below was the product of our first attempt (1992-1999) to build a collection of multi-parameter recordings of ICU patients.
However, I read in http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/record that record can mean:
a collection of related items of information (as in a database) treated as a unit
Shall I infer that I can interchangeably use both record or recording to designate the my file that contains the blood pressure samples?