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record

Noun

1 anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"
2 the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"
3 an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport); "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record"
4 sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves [syn: phonograph record, phonograph recording, disk, disc, platter]
5 the sum of recognized accomplishments; "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president" [syn: track record]
6 a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted; "he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court"; "the prostitute had a record a mile long" [syn: criminal record]
7 a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; "Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"; "his name is in all the recordbooks" [syn: record book, book]
8 a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase"

Verb

1 make a record of; set down in permanent form [syn: enter, put down]
2 register electronically; "They recorded her singing" [syn: tape] [ant: erase]
3 indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'" [syn: read, register, show]
4 be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?" [syn: register]
5 be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead" [syn: commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • Noun, Adjective:
    • (RP): rĕ'kôd, /ˈrɛ.kɔːd/, /"rE.kO:d/
    • : rĕ'kərd, /ˈrɛ.kɚd/, /"rE.k@`d/
  • Verb:
    • (RP): rĭ'kôd, /rɪˈkɔːd/, /rI"kO:d/ or rə'kôd, /rəˈkɔːd/, /r@"kO:d/
    • : rə'kôrd, /rə.ˈkɔrd/, /r@."kO`d/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)d

Etymology

From record, from verb recorder "to record".

Noun

  1. Information put into a temporary or permanent physical medium.
    The person had a record of the event in her memory in her brain.
    The tourist's photographs and the tape of the police call provide a record of the crime.
  2. Any instance of a physical medium on which information was put for the purpose of preserving it and making it available for future reference.
    We have no record of you making this payment to us.
  3. A vinyl disc on which sound is recorded and may be replayed on a phonograph.
    I still like records better than CDs.
  4. A set of data relating to a single individual or item.
  5. The most extreme known value of some achievement, particularly in competitive events.
    The heat and humidity were both new records.
    The team set a new record for most points scored in a quarter.

Synonyms

  • (information put into a lasting physical medium):
  • (vinyl disk): disc/disk
  • (most extreme known value''):

Translations

information put into a lasting physical medium
vinyl disc/disk
computing: set of data relating to a single individual or item
most extreme known value of some achievement

Verb

  1. To make a record of information.
    I wanted to record every detail of what happened, for the benefit of future generations.
  2. Specifically, to make an audio or video recording of.
    Within a week they had recorded both the song and the video for it.
  3. To give legal status to by making an official public record.
    When the deed was recorded, we officially owned the house.
  4. To fix in a medium, usually in a tangible medium.
  5. To make an audio, video, or multimedia recording.

Translations

make a record of
make an audio or video recording of
give legal status to by making an official public record
(intransitive) make audio or video recording

Derived terms

French

Etymology

From record.

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun m
  1. record (most extreme known value of some achievement)
    Le record du saut en hauteur a été battu par Javier Sotomayor en 1993.

Extensive Definition

Record or The Record may mean:
An item or collection of data:
Titles:
Periodicals:
Broadcasting:
record in Danish: Rekord
record in German: Record
record in Spanish: Récord
record in French: Record
record in Italian: Record
record in Dutch: Record
record in Japanese: レコード (曖昧さ回避)
record in Polish: Rekord
record in Portuguese: Record
record in Russian: Рекорд (значения)
record in Simple English: Record
record in Swedish: Rekord

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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