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 record record

noun

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

  • () make a record of; set down in permanent form  ( put down, enter, record )
    make a record of; set down in permanent form
  • () register electronically  ( tape, record )
    register electronically
     They recorded her singing
    They recorded her singing
  • () indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments  ( register, read, record, show )
    indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
     The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
    The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
     The gauge read empty'
    The gauge read empty'
  • be aware of  ( record, register )
    be aware of
     Did you register any change when I pressed the button?
    Did you register any change when I pressed the button?