English definition of “record”
STORED INFORMATION [C, U] › information that is written on paper or stored on computer so that it can be used in the future: medical/dental records My teacher keeps a record of my absences. This has been the hottest summer on record (= the hottest summer known about).
BEHAVIOUR [C] › A person's or company's record is their behaviour or achievements: [usually singular] She has an outstanding academic record (= has done very well in school). Of all airlines they have the best safety record.
BEST [C] › the best, biggest, longest, tallest, etc: to set/break a record He holds the world record for 100 metres.
MUSIC [C] › a flat, round, plastic disc that music is stored on, used especially in the past: to play a record
off the record › If you say something off the record, you do not want the public to know about it.
put/set the record straight › to tell people the true facts about a situation
COMPUTER › a collection of pieces of information in a computer database that is treated as one unit: You can sort the records on any field. → See also track record