- record ► NOUN 1) a piece of evidence or information constituting an account of something that has occurred, been said, etc. 2) the previous conduct or performance of a person or thing. 3) (also criminal record) a list of a person's previous criminal convictions. 4) the best performance or most remarkable event of its kind officially recognized. 5) a thin plastic disc carrying recorded sound in grooves on each surface, for reproduction by a record player.► VERB 1) make a record of. 2) convert (sound, a broadcast, etc.) into permanent form for later reproduction.● for the record — Cf. ↑for the record● on record — Cf. ↑on record● on (or off) the record — Cf. ↑on the record● put (or set) the record straight — Cf. ↑set the record straightDERIVATIVES recordable adjective recording noun recordist noun.ORIGIN Old French, 'remembrance' , from Latin recordari 'remember' .
English terms dictionary. 2015.