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 straight
DERIVATIVES recordable adjective recording noun recordist noun.
ORIGIN Old French, 'remembrance' , from Latin recordari 'remember' .

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