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  1. rec·ord
  2. noun

    • 1. a thing constituting a piece of evidence about the past, especially an account kept in writing or some other permanent form:

      you should keep a written record identification was made through dental records a record of meter readings
      Synonym : account(s), document(s), documentation, data, file(s), dossier(s), information, evidence, report(s), annal(s), archive(s), chronicle(s), note(s), minutes, transactions, proceedings, transcript(s), certificate(s), deed(s), instrument(s), diary, journal, memoir, register, log, logbook, yearbook, almanac, inventory, list, catalog, case history, case study, casebook, procès-verbal, act(s), muniment(s)
    • 2. an official report of the proceedings and judgment in a court.

    • 3. a number of related items of information which are handled as a unit.

    • 4. the sum of the past achievements or actions of a person or organization; a person or thing's previous conduct or performance:

      the safety record at the airport the team preserved its unbeaten home record
      Synonym : previous conduct/performance, track record, previous achievements/accomplishments, career to date, history, past, life history, background, reputation, curriculum vitae
    • 5. short for criminal record

    • 6. (especially in sports) the best performance or most remarkable event of its kind that has been officially measured and noted:

      he held the world record for over a decade record profits he managed to beat the record
      Synonym : best performance, highest achievement, star performance, best time, fastest time, furthest distance, personal best, world record
    • 7. a thin plastic disk carrying recorded sound, especially music, in grooves on each surface, for reproduction by a record player:

      I'm listening to records in my room
      Synonym : album, vinyl, tape, cassette, disk, compact disk, CD, recording, release, gramophone record, LP, long-player, single, forty-five, twelve-inch (single), EP (extended-play), seventy-eight, 78, black disk, phonograph record
    • 8. a piece or collection of music reproduced on a phonographic record or on another medium, such as compact disc:

      my favorite record a record company

    verb

    • 1. set down in writing or some other permanent form for later reference, especially officially:

      they were asked to keep a diary and record everything they ate or drank
      Synonym : write down, set down, put in writing, put down, take down, note, make a note of, jot down, put down on paper, commit to paper, document, put on record, post, enter, minute, register, chronicle, file, put on file, chart, docket, log, inscribe, transcribe, list, catalog, make an inventory of, diarize
    • 2. state or express publicly or officially; make an official record of:

      the coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death
    • 3. (of an instrument or observer) show or register (a measurement or result):

      the temperature was the lowest recorded since 1926
    • 4. achieve (a certain score or result):

      they recorded their first win of the season
      Synonym : achieve, accomplish, gain, earn, chalk up, notch up, turn in, clock up
    • 5. convert (sound or a performance) into permanent form for later reproduction:

      they were recording a guitar recital
      Synonym : make a record/recording of, tape, tape-record, video-record, videotape, video, audiotape, telerecord, make, produce, cut, put on disk/tape, lay down, put on wax
    • 6. produce (a piece or collection of music or a program) by recording a live performance:

      they go into the studio next week to record their debut album
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: record, plural noun: records

    • v.: verb: record, 3rd person present: records, gerund or present participle: recording, past tense: recorded, past participle: recorded

    • noun

      a thing constituting a piece of evidence about the past, especially an account kept in writing or some other permanent form:

      an official report of the proceedings and judgement in a court.

    • verb

      set down in writing or some other permanent form for later reference:

      state or set down publicly or officially:

    • adjective

      set down in writing or some other permanent form for later reference:

      (of sound or a performance) converted into a permanent form for subsequent reproduction or broadcast:

    • adjective

      set down in writing or some other permanent form for later reference:

      (of sound or a performance) converted into a permanent form for subsequent reproduction or broadcast:

    • noun

      the best recorded performance in a particular track-and-field event at a particular track.

      the past achievements or performance of a person, organization, or product:

    • used in reference to the making of an official or public statement

      officially measured and noted

    • noun

      a list of a person's previous criminal convictions:

      a history of being convicted for crime:

    • noun

      a person who has achieved the best-ever performance, especially in a particular sport:

      something that is unique in terms of its size or other measurable characteristic:

    • noun

      old-fashioned term for record
    • adjective

      surpassing a record or best-ever achievement:
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