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v. re·cord·ed, re·cord·ing, re·cords
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.
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.
To record something.
n. rec·ord (rĕk′ərd)
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.
a. A disk designed to be played on a phonograph.
b. A musical recording that is issued on a medium of some kind.
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Not for publication: The senator told the reporters that his remarks were strictly off the record.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.]
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off the record

adj (off-the-record when prenominal)
not intended for publication or disclosure; confidential
with such an intention; unofficially
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(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.
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The letter, sent to some 600 press secretaries today -- most in Washington, D.C and including White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs -- stated, in part: "Unfortunately, the practice of granting 'background' or 'off-the-record' status to officials' comments has gradually expanded over the years to a point where many public officials see no problem with telling large audiences that their speeches are also off the record. After canceling a speech in January 2009 at a Midwestern university when a student newspaper objected to her off-the-record terms, a government official said such a practice is common practice in Washington and she has 'spoken widely off-the-record and it has been respected.'"
There are codes among journalists, but the public relations creed is "there is no such thing as off the record." Chung's concluding remarks describe an obvious interview situation, including hot lights blaring and a lavaliere microphone clipped to Mrs.
Background is background, sources are protected and off the record is off the record.