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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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