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verb [T]  /rɪˈkɔrd/ us  

record verb [T] (STORE INFORMATION)

to keep information for the future by writing it down or storing it on a computer: She carefully recorded the events of the meeting. To record is also to use a device to measure an amount, rate of speed, etc. and show it: Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour were recorded.

record verb [T] (STORE SOUNDS/IMAGES)

to put sounds or pictures onto magnetic tape or a computer using electronic equipment so that they can be heard or seen later: The Beatles recorded many terrific albums over the years. When I tried to phone her, all I got was a recorded message.
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