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English definition of “record”

record

noun (INFORMATION)    /ˈrek.ɔːd/ US  /-ɚd/
B2 [C or U] a piece of information or a description of an event that is written on paper or stored on a computer: The weather centre keeps a record of the weather. This summer has been the hottest on record (= the hottest summer known about).Information and messagesPieces of writing B2 [C] information about someone or something that is stored by the police or by a doctor: A person's medical records are confidential. He is well known to the police and has a long criminal record (= a list kept by the police of his previous crimes).Information and messagesThe police generally C2 [C] the facts that are known about a person or a company and the actions they have done in the past: I won't fly with an airline that has a bad safety record (= whose aircraft have often had accidents).Official documents for the record something that you say before you tell someone something important that you want them to remember: And, just for the record, we were never any more than good friends.Honesty, openness and sincerity
(Definition of record noun (INFORMATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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