Definitions for "Active Record "
Active Record connects business objects and database tables to create a persistable domain model where logic and data is presented in one wrapping. It’s an implementation of the object-relational mapping pattern in which an object that wraps a row in a database table or view, encapsulates the database access, and adds domain logic on that data.
A record that is regularly referenced or required for current use.
A record required for the day-to-day functioning of an agency or person. Also called a Current record. Source: Ellis, p. 461.