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re·cord

 (rĭ-kôrd′)
v. re·cord·ed, re·cord·ing, re·cords
v.tr.
1. To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form: She recorded her thoughts in a diary.
2. To register or indicate: The clerk recorded the votes.
3.
a. To render (sound or images) into permanent form for reproduction in a magnetic or electronic medium.
b. To record the words, sound, appearance, or performance of (someone or something): recorded the oldest townspeople on tape; recorded the violin concerto.
v.intr.
To record something.
n. rec·ord (rĕk′ərd)
1.
a. An account, as of information or facts, set down especially in writing as a means of preserving knowledge.
b. Something on which such an account is based.
c. Something that records: a fossil record.
2. Information or data on a particular subject collected and preserved: the coldest day on record.
3. The known history of performance, activities, or achievement: your academic record; hampered by a police record.
4. An unsurpassed measurement: a world record in weightlifting; a record for cold weather.
5. Computers A collection of related, often adjacent items of data, treated as a unit.
6. Law A transcript or a collection of statements and related information reporting the proceedings of a legislative body, a court, or an executive.
7.
a. A disk designed to be played on a phonograph.
b. A musical recording that is issued on a medium of some kind.
Idioms:
go on record
To embrace a certain position publicly: go on record in favor of the mayor's reelection.
off the record
Not for publication: The senator told the reporters that his remarks were strictly off the record.
on record
Known to have been stated or to have taken a certain position: The senator's opposition to the new legislation is on record.

[Middle English recorden, from Old French recorder, from Latin recordārī, to remember : re-, re- + cor, cord-, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

off the record

adj (off-the-record when prenominal)
not intended for publication or disclosure; confidential
adv
with such an intention; unofficially
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.off the record - not for quotation; "he spoke to the reporter off the record"
Translations
غَيْر رَسْمي، لَيْسَ للنَّشْر
neoficiálně
uofficielt
nem hivatalosan
í trúnaîi
neoficiálne
kayda geçmemek üzere

record

(ˈrekoːd) , (-kəd) , ((American) -kərd) noun
1. a written report of facts, events etc. historical records; I wish to keep a record of everything that is said at this meeting.
2. a round flat piece of (usually black) plastic on which music etc is recorded. a record of Beethoven's Sixth Symphony.
3. (in races, games, or almost any activity) the best performance so far; something which has never yet been beaten. He holds the record for the 1,000 metres; The record for the high jump was broken/beaten this afternoon; He claimed to have eaten fifty sausages in a minute and asked if this was a record; (also adjective) a record score.
4. the collected facts from the past of a person, institution etc. This school has a very poor record of success in exams; He has a criminal record.
(rəˈkoːd) verb
1. to write a description of (an event, facts etc) so that they can be read in the future. The decisions will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
2. to put (the sound of music, speech etc) on a record or tape so that it can be listened to in the future. I've recorded the whole concert; Don't make any noise when I'm recording.
3. (of a dial, instrument etc) to show (a figure etc) as a reading. The thermometer recorded 30C yesterday.
4. to give or show, especially in writing. to record one's vote in an election.
reˈcorder noun
1. a type of musical wind instrument, made of wood, plastic etc.
2. an instrument for recording on to tape.
reˈcording noun
something recorded on tape, a record etc. This is a recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
ˈrecord-player noun
an electrical instrument which reproduces the sounds recorded on records.
in record time
very quickly.
off the record
(of information, statements etc) not intended to be repeated or made public. The Prime Minister admitted off the record that the country was going through a serious crisis.
on record
recorded. This is the coldest winter on record.
References in periodicals archive ?
Clinton began by speaking off the record but later agreed to talk for publication," according to Burros.
The following day, the Times was accused of breaching journalistic ethics by publishing comments that other luncheon guests said were off the record.
Photo: In ``Nixon Off the Record,'' the former president em erges as smart, savvy and genuinely interested in the global consequences of American foreign policy.