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Dictionary definition for: Record

1. (n) anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

2. (v) make a record of; set down in permanent form

3. (n) the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"

4. (v) register electronically; "They recorded her singing"

5. (n) an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport) "he tied the Olympic record" "coffee production last year broke all previous records" "Chicago set the homicide record"

6. (v) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero" "The gauge read "empty"

7. (n) sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves

8. (v) be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"

9. (n) the sum of recognized accomplishments; "the lawyer has a good record" "the track record shows that he will be a good president"

10. (v) be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps" "We memorialized the Dead"

11. (n) a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted; "he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court" "the prostitute had a record a mile long"

12. (n) a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; "Al Smith used to say, "Let''s look at the record" "his name is in all the recordbooks"

13. (n) a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase"

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