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verb record pronunciation in British English /rɪˈkɔː(r)d/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerecording
past tenserecorded
past participlerecorded
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to make a record of something that has happened, usually by writing it somewhere
    They were asked to record the time at which the attack happened.
    1. a.
      to be a record of something that has happened
      His diaries record the lives of ordinary country people.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make an electronic copy of sounds or images
    Can you record the football for me at 10 o’clock?
    Are you sure the DVR is recording?
    1. a.
      to do a performance, especially of music, so that it can be copied electronically
      Their new album has taken two years to record.
      The performance was recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to officially decide something and write it down
    The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.
  4. 4
    [transitive] if a piece of equipment records an amount, it measures it and shows it
    Temperatures as low as –70 degrees Celsius have been recorded.


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