›a piece of information or a description of an event that is written on paper or stored in a computer: [C]Did anyone make a record of what the president said at that meeting?[C]All medical records are kept confidential.[C]She has a long criminal record (= there is official information about many crimes she has done).[U]This summer has been the hottest on record (= the hottest summer known about).›A person’s or organization’s record is the actions that have been done in the past, and esp. how well or badly those actions have gone: [C]During his twenty years as a football coach, he compiled an outstanding record.