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Noun: record  re-kord or re-ku(r)d
  1. (photography) 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. Sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    - phonograph record, phonograph recording, disk [N. Amer], disc, platter
  3. The number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had
    "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"
  4. The sum of recognized accomplishments
    "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president";
    - track record
  5. 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 record books"; "Al Smith used to say, 'Let's look at the record book'";
    - record book, book
  6. 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"
  7. (law) a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction
    "they could find no record of the purchase"
  8. 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";
    - criminal record
Verb: record  re-kord or re-ku(r)d
  1. (recording) make a record of; set down in permanent form
    - enter, put down
  2. Register electronically
    "They recorded her singing";
    - tape
  3. Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    - read, register, show
  4. Be aware of
    "Did you record any change when I pressed the button?";
    - register
  5. Be or provide a memorial to a person or an event
    "This sculpture records the victims of the concentration camps";
    - commemorate, memorialize, memorialise [Brit], immortalize, immortalise [Brit]

Derived forms: records, recording, recorded

Type of: accomplishment, achievement, attainment, audio, audio recording, document, evidence, fact, indicate, list, listing, number, preserve, remind, save, sound recording

Antonym: erase

Encyclopedia: Record