|1.||an account in permanent form, esp in writing, preserving knowledge or information about facts or events|
|2.||a written account of some transaction that serves as legal evidence of the transaction|
|3.||a written official report of the proceedings of a court of justice or legislative body, including the judgments given or enactments made|
|4.||anything serving as evidence or as a memorial: the First World War is a record of human folly|
|5.||(often plural) information or data on a specific subject collected methodically over a long period: weather records|
|6.||a. the best or most outstanding amount, rate, height, etc, ever attained, as in some field of sport: an Olympic record; a world record; to break the record for the long jump|
|b. (as modifier): a record time|
|7.||the sum of one's recognized achievements, career, or performance: the officer has an excellent record|
|8.||a list of crimes of which an accused person has previously been convicted, which are known to the police but may only be disclosed to a court in certain circumstances|
|9.||have a record to be a known criminal; have a previous conviction or convictions|
|10.||gramophone record, Also called: disc a thin disc of a plastic material upon which sound has been recorded. Each side has a spiral groove, which undulates in accordance with the frequency and amplitude of the sound. Records were formerly made from a shellac-based compound but were later made from vinyl plastics|
|11.||the markings made by a recording instrument such as a seismograph|
|12.||computing a group of data or piece of information preserved as a unit in machine-readable form|
|13.||(in some computer languages) a data structure designed to allow the handling of groups of related pieces of information as though the group were a single entity|
|14.||for the record for the sake of a strict factual account|
|15.||go on record to state one's views publicly|
|16.||See off the record|
|a. stated in a public document|
|b. publicly known|
|18.||put the record straight, set the record straight to correct an error or misunderstanding|
|19.||to set down in some permanent form so as to preserve the true facts of: to record the minutes of a meeting|
|20.||to contain or serve to relate (facts, information, etc)|
|21.||to indicate, show, or register: his face recorded his disappointment|
|22.||to remain as or afford evidence of: these ruins record the life of the Romans in Britain|
|23.||(also intr) to make a recording of (music, speech, etc) for reproduction, or for later broadcasting|
|24.||(also intr) (of an instrument) to register or indicate (information) on a scale: the barometer recorded a low pressure|
|[C13: from Old French recorder to call to mind, from Latin recordārī to remember, from |
record re·cord (rĭ-kôrd')
v. re·cord·ed, re·cord·ing, re·cords
To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form.
To register or indicate.
An account, as of information or facts, set down especially in writing as a means of preserving knowledge.
A medical record.
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.
The known history of performance, activities, or achievement.
A collection of related, often adjacent items of computer data, treated as a unit.