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"record" in British English

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recordverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈkɔːd/  us   /-ˈkɔːrd/

record verb [T] (STORE ELECTRONICALLY)

A2 to ​storesounds or ​movingpictures using ​electronicequipment so that they can be ​heard or ​seenlater: Cliff Richard has recorded more ​number one ​hitsongs than any other British ​popstar. We recorded ​theirwedding onvideo. I ​tried to ​call her, but all I got was a recorded ​message saying that she was away for the ​weekend. Was the ​concertlive or was it recorded (= made before being ​broadcast)?
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record verb [T] (STORE INFORMATION)

B2 to ​keepinformation for the ​future, by writing it down or ​storing it on a ​computer: She records everything that ​happens to her in her ​diary. Unemployment is ​likely to ​reach the ​highesttotal that has ​ever been recorded. [+ that] In his ​journal, ​Captain Scott recorded that he and his ​companions were ​weakened by ​lack of ​food. The ​coroner recorded (= ​decided) a ​verdict of ​accidentaldeath.C1 If a ​device records a ​measurement, it ​shows that ​measurement: The ​thermometer recorded a ​temperature of 30 ​degreesCelsius.
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recordnoun

uk   /ˈrek.ɔːd/  us   /-ɚd/

record noun (INFORMATION)

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 ​weathercentre keeps a record of the ​weather. This ​summer has been the ​hottest on record (= the ​hottestsummerknown about).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 ​listkept by the ​police of his ​previous crimes).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).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.
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record noun (MUSIC)

B1 [C] a ​flatplasticdisc on which ​music is recorded: Would you like to ​listen to some records?B1 [C] a ​song or ​music that has been recorded and is ​available for the ​public to ​buy: The Beatles' first ​hit record was "Love Me Do".
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record noun (BEST)

B1 [C] the ​best or ​fastestever done: He ​ran the 100 ​metres in 9.79 ​seconds and broke/​smashed the world record. She set/​established a new ​European record in the high ​jump.
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recordadjective

uk   /ˈrek.ɔːd/  us   /-ɚd/
at a ​higherlevel than ​everachieved before: The ​longhotsummer has ​led to a record ​harvest this ​year. Inflation has ​reached record levels. We ​finished the ​work in recordtime (= ​faster than had ​ever been done before).
(Definition of record from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"record" in American English

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recordverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈkɔrd/

record verb [T] (STORE INFORMATION)

to ​keepinformation 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 ​milesperhour were recorded.

record verb [T] (STORE SOUNDS/IMAGES)

to put ​sounds or ​pictures onto ​magnetic tape or a ​computer using ​electronicequipment so that they can be ​heard or ​seenlater: The Beatles recorded many ​terrificalbums over the ​years. When I ​tried to ​phone her, all I got was a recorded ​message.

recordnoun

 us   /ˈrek·ərd/

record noun (BEST)

[C] the ​best or ​fastestever done: She set a new ​world record in the high ​jump. Sales this ​seasonbroke/​shattered the record (= were ​better than ​ever before).

record noun (STORED SOUNDS/IMAGES)

[C] a ​flat, ​plasticdisk on which ​music is ​recorded

record noun (STORED INFORMATION)

[C/U] 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 ​longcriminal record (= there is ​officialinformation about many ​crimes she has done). [U] This ​summer has been the ​hottest on record (= the ​hottestsummerknown about). [C/U] 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 ​footballcoach, he ​compiled an ​outstanding record.

recordadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈrek·ərd/

record adjective [not gradable] (BEST)

at a ​higherlevel than ​everachieved before: Farmers in the ​Midwest are ​reporting a record ​harvest this ​year.
(Definition of record from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"record" in Business English

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recordnoun

uk   /ˈrekɔːd/  us   /ˈrekərd/
[C] a ​piece of written ​information about something that is ​kept so that ​people can refer to it later: The records show that the ​companyemployed a ​staff of 300 in the 1990s. Keep a record of all ​transactions. It's important to maintainup-to-datefinancial records. company/​financial/​personnel records computer/​electronic records
[C] an ​achievement that is better than anything that has ​happened before: set/hold/break a record Sales this ​year have ​broken all records. Hotel ​bookings are at a ​pace to set a new record this ​year.
[S] the previous ​behaviour and ​achievements of a ​person or an ​organization: When it comes to ​dealing with ​shareholders, his record is impressive. have a good/poor/excellent record on sth They have a very ​poor record on HR ​issues.record as sth She ​defended her record as ​unionchief during a lengthy ​interview.
be a matter of (public) record to be ​officially written down and ​available to the ​public: His views on the ​proposedmerger are a matter of ​public record.
be/go on record to say or write something ​officially so that it can be known by everyone: I'm on record as saying that I ​support the new ​policy. The ​chair went on record to say that the ​committeeopposed the ​proposal. My ​objections to the ​scheme are on record.
for the record used to show that you want something to be written down exactly, or if you want to ​correct something that someone has said: For the record, I can categorically ​state that I was unaware of these ​developments. Just for the record, my ​title is Dr. not Ms.
off the record used to show that what is being said is ​unofficial and should not be written down or told to other ​people: He insisted that ​parts of his ​interview be off the record. Speaking off the record, she ​admitted that she had doubts about the ​project.
on record written down in an ​official record: Next spring's ​welfarebenefitincreases will be some of the ​smallest on record.
put sth on record to make sure that something is ​officially written down so that ​people will know what has been said or done: I would like to put on record my disagreement with the ​conclusions of the ​meeting.

recordadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈrekɔːd/  us   /ˈrekərd/
at a ​higherlevel than ever ​achieved before: Inflation has ​reached record ​levels. The ​tax will ​hit a record ​number of ​taxpayers next ​year.

recordverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈkɔːd/  us   /rɪˈkɔrd/
to write down ​information about something so that ​people can refer to it later: Participants were ​asked to record their ​activities in a ​weeklydiary. It is advisable to record all details of ​changes to the ​job description.
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING to ​experience or show a ​profit or ​loss, or a ​rise or ​fall in ​value: record a loss/gain/profit The ​firm recorded pre-tax ​profits of over $10 million. We may be ​forced to record a ​loss this ​year. Overnight the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its biggest one-day ​jump since early February.
(Definition of record from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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