Meaning of RECORD in English



Pronunciation: ' re-k ə rd also - ˌ ko ̇ rd

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 : the state or fact of being recorded

2 : something that records: as a : something that recalls or relates past events b : an official document that records the acts of a public body or officer c : an authentic official copy of a document deposited with a legally designated officer d : the official copy of the papers used in a law case

3 a (1) : a body of known or recorded facts about something or someone especially with reference to a particular sphere of activity that often forms a discernible pattern <a good academic record > <a liberal voting record > (2) : a collection of related items of information (as in a database) treated as a unit b (1) : an attested top performance (2) : an unsurpassed statistic

4 : something on which sound or visual images have been recorded specifically : a disc with a spiral groove carrying recorded sound for phonograph reproduction

– for the record : for public knowledge : on the record

– off the record : not for publication <spoke off the record > <remarks that were off the record >

– of record

1 : being documented or attested <a partner of record in several firms>

2 : being authoritative or sanctioned <a newspaper of record >

– on record

1 : in the position of having publicly declared oneself <went on record as opposed to higher taxes>

2 : being known, published, or documented <the judge's opinion is on record >

– on the record : for publication

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.