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English

Etymology 1

From Middle English recorden (to repeat, to report), from Old French record, from recorder. See record (verb).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
record

Plural
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  1. Information put into a temporary or permanent physical medium.
    The person had a record of the event in her memory in her brain.
    The tourist's photographs and the tape of the police call provide a record of the crime.
  2. Any instance of a physical medium on which information was put for the purpose of preserving it and making it available for future reference.
    We have no record of you making this payment to us.
  3. A vinyl disc on which sound is recorded and may be replayed on a phonograph.
    I still like records better than CDs.
  4. (computing) A set of data relating to a single individual or item.
  5. The most extreme known value of some achievement, particularly in competitive events.
    The heat and humidity were both new records.
    The team set a new record for most points scored in a quarter.
Synonyms
  • (information put into a lasting physical medium):
  • (vinyl disk): disc/disk
  • (most extreme known value):
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English recorden (to repeat, to report), from Old French recorder (to get by heart), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] recordari (to remember, call to mind), from re- (restore) + cord- stem of cor (heart).

Pronunciation

  • (RP) rĭ'kôd, /rɪˈkɔːd/, /rI"kO:d/ or rə'kôd, /rəˈkɔːd/, /r@"kO:d/
  • (US): rə'kôrd, /rə.ˈkɔrd/, /r@."kO`d/
  •  Audio (US), verbhelp, file
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)d
  • Hyphenation: re‧cord

Verb

Infinitive
to record

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to record (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make a record of information.
    I wanted to record every detail of what happened, for the benefit of future generations.
  2. (transitive) Specifically, to make an audio or video recording of.
    Within a week they had recorded both the song and the video for it.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To give legal status to by making an official public record.
    When the deed was recorded, we officially owned the house.
  4. (intransitive) To fix in a medium, usually in a tangible medium.
  5. (intransitive) To make an audio, video, or multimedia recording.
  6. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To repeat; to practice.
Derived terms
Translations

French

Etymology

From English record.

Pronunciation

Noun

record m. (plural records)

  1. record (most extreme known value of some achievement)
    Le record du saut en hauteur a été battu par Javier Sotomayor en 1993.

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