audio disk


See under record ( def 17 ).
Also, audio disk, audiodisc.

1980–85; audio- + disk Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

early 13c., "to get by heart," from O.Fr. recorder "repeat, recite, report," from L. recordari "remember, call to mind," from re- "restore" + cor (gen. cordis) "heart" (as the metaphoric seat of memory, cf. learn by heart); see heart. Meaning "set down in writing" first attested
c.1300; that of "put sound or pictures on disks, tape, etc." is from 1892.

c.1300, "testimony committed to writing," from O.Fr. record, from recorder "to record" (see record (v.)). Meaning "written account of some event" is from 1611. Meaning "disk on which sounds or images have been recorded" is first attested 1878. That of "best achievement in
sports, etc." is from 1883. Phrase on the record is from 1900; adv. phrase off the record "confidentially" is attested from 1933.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Medical Dictionary

record re·cord (rĭ-kôrd')
v. re·cord·ed, re·cord·ing, re·cords

  1. To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form.

  2. To register or indicate.

n. rec·ord (rěk'ərd)
  1. An account, as of information or facts, set down especially in writing as a means of preserving knowledge.

  2. A medical record.

  3. In dentistry, a registration of desired jaw relations in a plastic material or on a device so that such relations may be transferred to an articulator.

  4. The known history of performance, activities, or achievement.

  5. A collection of related, often adjacent items of computer data, treated as a unit.

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