Definition of on record in English:

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on record

1 (also on the record) Used in reference to the making of an official or public statement: he seems shadowy because he rarely speaks on the record
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  • Other MSPs were critical but too frightened of criticism from their colleagues to speak on the record.
  • They refused to speak on the record about the report until it is released.
  • I want to put on the record that I haven't had a penny of public money.
2Officially measured and noted: it proved to be one of the warmest Decembers on record
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  • And it's now officially the strongest hurricane on record, in a season which is tied with 1933 as the most intense ever.
  • The recent election was one of the most violent on record with 2,247 incidents officially reported, including 46 deaths.
  • The largest dead squid on record measured about 60 ft including the length of its tentacles, but no one knows how big the creatures might grow.
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