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record US English

A thing constituting a piece of evidence about the past, especially an account of an act or occurrence kept in writing or some other permanent form

record US Thesaurus

written records of the past

record–reproduce US English

Relating to or involving both recording and reproduction functions.

on record US English

Used in reference to the making of an official or public statement

milk record US English

A record of the milk-yield of a milk-producing animal during a specified period, used in evaluating the worth of the animal.

over-record US English

To record (a work or performer) too frequently. Also without object: to record too many songs.

pen-record US English

To record (a variable measured quantity) by means of a pen recorder.

record bag US English

A protective sleeve for a record.

record club US English

An organization that sells selected audio recordings to members or subscribers, often from a mail-order catalog or online

record deal US English

= record contract.

record deck US English

(Now rare) = recording deck.

record hop US English

A dance at which the music is provided by records; a place where such an event is held.

record type US English

A typeface including special characters which reproduce the contractions or particular letterforms found in medieval manuscripts.

rock record1 US English

Something recorded in or on rock, especially evidence for biological history found in fossils.

rock record2 US English

An album or individual recording of rock music, especially one issued on vinyl disc.

broken record US English

Used, especially in similes, to refer to a person’s constant and annoying repetition of a particular statement or opinion

fossil record US English

The record of the occurrence and evolution of living organisms through geological time as inferred from fossils

police record US English

A dossier kept by the police on all people convicted of crime

record bottle US English

A strong bottle containing basic writing materials, left in a remote place, such as a mountain top, to allow visitors to record their having been there.

record holder US English

A person who has achieved the best-ever performance, especially in a particular sport

record keeper US English

A person or organization responsible for keeping records or accounts

record label US English

A circular piece of paper in the centre of a record, giving information about the song title, artist, etc.

record office US English

An office or building in which official records are kept; the archive of the official records of a government or other institution; specifically (with the and capital initials) the Public Record Office in London.

record player US English

An apparatus for reproducing sound from phonograph records, comprising a turntable that spins the record at a constant speed and a stylus that slides along in the groove and picks up the sound, together with an amplifier and a loudspeaker

record sleeve US English

A close-fitting, protective cover for a record, typically in the form of a cardboard or paper envelope, and often having on it details about the contents of the record, information about the recording artist, etc.

record token US English

A voucher which can be exchanged for records costing up to a specified amount.

track record US English

The best recorded performance in a particular track-and-field event at a particular track

under-record US English

Record (a number or amount) as being lower than it really is

accident record US English

A record of accidents in a particular place, period of time, etc.

akashic record US English

(In theosophy and other New Age philosophies) a record of past events imprinted on the akasha.

criminal record US English

A history of being convicted for crime

electric record US English

A gramophone record made using a microphone and electrical signals to drive a cutting stylus, rather than sound waves collected in a horn.

record-breaking US English

Surpassing a record or best-ever achievement

record changer US English

A device on a record player which automatically replaces a record which has finished playing with another record.

record-changing US English

Designating a device which automatically replaces a record which has finished playing with another record, or a record player equipped with such a device.

record contract US English

= recording contract.

record-keeping US English

The activity or occupation of keeping records or accounts

record linkage US English

The process of combining items of information or sets of data that relate to the same subject.

record locking US English

A feature which restricts access to individual records to one user or application at a time, in order to prevent inconsistencies which may result from simultaneous editing.

record producer US English

A person who supervises and directs the production of musical recordings.

geological record US English

The visible evidence of geological change; especially the fossil content of rock strata, as used to date strata or their fossils; an instance of this for a particular period, place, or taxon.

gramophone record US English

Old-fashioned term for record4noun4noun4noun.

phonograph record US English

Fuller form of record4noun4noun4noun.

for the record US English

So that the true facts are recorded or known

off the record US English

Not made as an official or attributable statement

Record Commission US English

An official body charged with investigating the state of, superintending, and publishing editions of the public records of Britain; (hence, with modifying word) each of the bodies performing similar functions with respect to the national archives of Scotland and Ireland.

record committee US English

A committee appointed to superintend the records of a government or other institution; (originally) specifically the select committee of the House of Commons set up to advise on the better superintendence of Britain's public records, at the suggestion of whom the Record Commission was established.

court of record US English

A court whose proceedings are recorded and available as evidence of fact

demonstration record US English

A gramophone record used to demonstrate the capabilities of a piece of hi-fi equipment, or of the type of record itself (now rare).

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