Definition of recording in English:


Line breaks: re¦cord|ing
Pronunciation: /rɪˈkɔːdɪŋ


[mass noun]
1The action or process of recording sound or a performance for subsequent reproduction or broadcast: [as modifier]: a recording studio
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  • This program could be especially handy for students, who could use it not just to take class notes but also to capture entire lectures with a built-in audio recording feature.
  • The multiple cameras allow for simultaneous recording and video, which will match data frame-by-frame.
  • The recording industry has traditionally been skittish about allowing its content to be disseminated by anyone but licensed distributors.
1.1 [count noun] A recorded broadcast or performance: a bootleg live recording
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  • Last year, the concert impresario allowed fans to access recordings of live performances from its Reading Festival.
  • The film brings dozens of freedom songs to the screen, drawing upon original recordings and impromptu live performances.
  • The McDades have received accolades for their recordings and live performances.
1.2A disc or tape on which sounds or visual images have been recorded.
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  • This morning, the jury had requested tape recordings from a police interview made with him.
  • Early tape recordings were not easily marketable because they were also very expensive.
  • He and Claudia kept in touch through letters and by sending audio tape recordings to each other.

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