record noun, adjective Definition in American English Dictionary
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recordnoun

 us   /ˈrek·ərd/

record noun (BEST)

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

record noun (STORED SOUNDS/IMAGES)

[C] a flat, plastic disk 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 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). [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 football coach, he compiled an outstanding record.

recordadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈrek·ərd/

record adjective [not gradable] (BEST)

at a higher level than ever achieved before: Farmers in the Midwest are reporting a record harvest this year.
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