record has definitions from the fields of sport,computer science,music,accounting,mathematics
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[ verb ] make a record of; set down in permanent form

Synonyms

enter put_down

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

If , as a home_movie maker , you shoot the inevitable footage of your child taking its first steps , you have merely recorded an historical event .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

After it has reached terminal_velocity , the time for the tape to travel a known distance is recorded .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

Ninety per_cent of the 153 recorded impacts occurred between midnight and noon , and from day to day the variation of the rate was as much as an order_of_magnitude .

Pioneer_1 , recorded a decrease in flux with distance from the Earth on the basis of 11 counts in 9 hours .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Certain individual giants recorded later did fail to show a reasonable difference after maturity , but it is impossible to know whether this is_due to captive conditions .

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[ noun ] anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

Examples

"the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The effort produced a valuable record of stage techniques in the early years of the century and some interesting records of great theater figures who would otherwise be only names .

The effort produced a valuable record of stage techniques in the early years of the century and some interesting records of great theater figures who would otherwise be only names .

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

The radio_emission of a planet was first detected in 1955 , when Burke and Franklin ( 1955 ) identified the origin of interference like radio_noise on their records at about 15 meters wave_length as emission from Jupiter .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Additional records of slow growth have been omitted .

It seems likely that the Indian_python comes_out ahead because records of its growth have been made more carefully and frequently ; it responds exceptionally well to captivity and does not reach proportions that make it hard to keep .

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[ noun ] (computer science,music) sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

The gap between the bookshelf and the record cabinet grows smaller with each new recording catalogue .

If the record buyer 's tastes are somewhat eclectic or even the slightest bit esoteric , he will find them satisfied on educational records .

If the record buyer 's tastes are somewhat eclectic or even the slightest bit esoteric , he will find them satisfied on educational records .

Two poets are paired on each record , in the order given above .

RCA_Victor has an ambitious and useful project in a stereo series called `` Adventures in Music '' , which is an instructional record library for elementary_schools .

4
[ verb ] register electronically

Synonyms

tape

Examples

"They recorded her singing"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

This features the marching songs of several nations , recorded as though the various national bands were marching by your reviewing_stand .

No reference is made to the possibility of recording other_than popular_music in this manner , and it would not seem to lend itself well to serious_music .

In some of the numbers the instrumental parts have even been recorded at different times and then later combined on the master tape to produce special_effects .

All_of the releases , however , are recorded at a gratifyingly high level , with resultant masking of any surface_noise .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

But having lived with the disc for some time now , I find the performance less exciting than either Schnabel 's or Fleisher 's ( whose superb performance with the Budapest_Quartet has still to be recorded ) and a good_deal less filled with humor than Curzon 's .

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[ noun ] (mathematics) the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had

Examples

"at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Ryne_Duren and Roland_Sheldon , a rookie righthander who posted a 15 - 1 record last year for the Yanks ' Auburn ( N.Y. ) farm_club of the Class - D New_York-Pennsylvania_League , are the probable rival pitchers .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

His statistical record that year , when Texas won only one game and lost nine , was far from impressive : he carried the ball three times for a net gain of 10 yards , punted once for 39 yards and caught one pass for 13 yards .

Texas leads in per game rushing averages , 355 yards , and passing 149 ( to Baylor 's 126 ) , but idle Baylor has the best defensive record ( 187.5 yards per game to Texas ' 189 ) .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

The Pirates have a 9 - 6 record this year and the Redbirds are 7 - 9 .

Haddix has a 13 - 8 record against the Redbirds , despite only a 1 - 3 mark in 1960 .

Related terms

number

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[ noun ] the sum of recognized accomplishments

Synonyms

track_record

Examples

"the lawyer has a good record" "the track record shows that he will be a good president"

Used in print

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

During the Civil_War , Custer , who achieved a brilliant record , was made brigadier_general at the age of 23 .

(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)

`` The fact that sticks_out in this voluminous record is that the bulk of du_Pont 's production has always supplied the largest part of the requirements of the one customer in the automobile_industry connected to du_Pont by a stock interest .

The conclusion upon this record is inescapable that such likelihood was proved as to this acquisition '' .

(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)

And Sweeney_Squadron put its first marks on the combat record .

Related terms

accomplishment

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[ adjective ] best of its kind on record

Examples

"in record time"

Used in print

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

I remember his beardown performance in a meaningless exhibition_game at Bears_Stadium Oct. 14 , 1951 , before a new record crowd for the period of 18792 .

(The New York Times,...)

He won the Masters , the United_States_Open and a record $ 80738 in prize_money .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

That means Stan_Musial probably will ride_the_bench on the seventh anniversary of his record five home_run day against the Giants .

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

These cut-down plants will bud and blossom in record time and will behave just as they did in early spring .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Detailed information on record lengths of the giants is given in the section that follows .

Related terms

best

8
[ verb ] indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

Synonyms

show read register

Examples

"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero" "The gauge read `empty'"

Used in print

(San Francisco Chronicle,...)

The radiation station of the Chicago board of health recorded a reading of 1 micro-microcurie of radiation per cubic_meter of air over Chicago yesterday .

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[ noun ] (sport) an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport)

Examples

"he tied the Olympic record" "coffee production last year broke all previous records" "Chicago set the homicide record"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

George_Kerr , the swift striding Jamaican , set a meet record in the 600 - yard run in the Knights_of_Columbus track_meet tonight , beating Purdue 's Dave_Mills in a hot duel in 1.10.1 .

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

And so it was over the weekend what with 40 - year old Warren_Spahn pitching his no-hit masterpiece against the Giants and the Giants ' Willie_Mays retaliating with a record tying 4 - homer spree Sunday .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

The opinion continues here that with a 162 - game schedule , pitching spread thin through a 10 - team league and a most inviting target in Los_Angeles ' Wrigley_Field_Jr. , Mantle just might break the most glamorous record on the books , Babe_Ruth 's 60 homers of 1927 .

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[ noun ] a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone

Examples

"Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'" "his name is in all the recordbooks"

Used in print

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

But since 1927 , researchers digging_into ancient court records and legal files have been able to find illuminating pieces of information .

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

The record teems with romance and adventure .

(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)

`` The fact that sticks_out in this voluminous record is that the bulk of du_Pont 's production has always supplied the largest part of the requirements of the one customer in the automobile_industry connected to du_Pont by a stock interest .

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[ noun ] (accounting) a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction

Examples

"they could find no record of the purchase"

Used in print

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

There were liberal provisions for dispensation where documents or records were lacking .

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[ verb ] be or provide a memorial to a person or an event

Examples

"This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps" "We memorialized the Dead"

Related terms

remind monumentalize memorial

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10031
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[ verb ] be aware of

Synonyms

register

Examples

"Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"

Related terms

register register perceive

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[ noun ] a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted

Synonyms

criminal_record

Examples

"he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court" "the prostitute had a record a mile long"

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