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  Definition of Record
  1. the sum of recognized accomplishments; "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president"
  2. an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport); "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record"
  3. sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves
  4. a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted; "he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court"; "the prostitute had a record a mile long"
  5. a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; "Al Smith used to say, `Let''s look at the record''"; "his name is in all the recordbooks"
  6. anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"
  7. a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase"
  8. the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"
  9. be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"
  10. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty''"
  11. register electronically; "They recorded her singing"
  12. make a record of; set down in permanent form
  13. be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
Similar Words: track record, phonograph record, phonograph recording, disk, disc, platter, criminal record, record book, book, commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise, read, register, show, tape, enter, put down


Hyponyms: track record, world record, LP, L-P, logbook, won-lost record, card, scorecard, written record, written account, memorabilia, stub, check stub, counterfoil, file, data file, history, account, chronicle, story, working papers, balance sheet, expense record, ledger, leger, account book, book of account, book, payslip, register, bankbook, passbook, checkbook, chequebook, monumentalize, monumentalise, say, show, strike, write, tape record, prerecord, cut, tally, chalk up, clock in, punch in, clock on, tape, accession, post, ring up, manifest, inscribe, file away, document, log, log up, clock up, film, shoot, take, videotape, photograph, snap, score, mark, notch, keep, maintain


Grouped Verbs: register


Entailments: perceive, comprehend


Derivational Morphology: tape, commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise, enter, put down, memorial, commemoration, remembrance, monument, adjustment, registration, readjustment, reading, meter reading, indication, tape recording, taping, magnetic tape, mag tape, phonograph record, phonograph recording, disk, disc, platter, recorder, recording equipment, recording machine, recording, transcription, entry, registrar, record-keeper


Anagrams: recode, corded


Language Translations:
Chinese: and 纪录   Danish: optegne and rekord  
Dutch: optekenen and record   Finnish: ennätys and tallentaa  
French: enregistrer and record   German: eintragen and Rekord  
Greek: ρεκόρ and καταγράφω   Hungarian: csúcs and feljegyezni  
Italian: primato and registrare   Japanese: 記録 and 最高記録  
Korean: 기록 and 기록하다   Lithuanian: rekordas  
Portuguese: recorde and registrar   Russian: записывать and рекорд  
Spanish: récord and registrar   Swedish: anteckna and rekord  
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