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recorder (rɪˈkɔːdə)
1.  a person who records, such as an official or historian
2.  something that records, esp an apparatus that provides a permanent record of experiments, etc
3.  short for tape recorder
4.  music a wind instrument of the flute family, blown through a fipple in the mouth end, having a reedlike quality of tone. There are four usual sizes: bass, tenor, treble, and descant
5.  (in England) a barrister or solicitor of at least ten years' standing appointed to sit as a part-time judge in the crown court
[sense 4 probably from record (vb) in the archaic sense "to sing"]

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