Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: recorder 'to bring to mind', from Latin recordari, from cor 'heart'


2 verb
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1TD [transitive] to write information down or store it in a computer or on film so that it can be looked at in the future:
Her husband made her record every penny she spent.
record that
He recorded that the operation was successful.
In 1892 it is recorded that the weather became so cold that the river froze over.
The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.
2 [intransitive and transitive]TCR to store music, sound, television programmes etc on tape or discs so that people can listen to them or watch them again:
The group has just recorded a new album.
Is the machine still recording?
I'll record the film and we can all watch it later.
3 [transitive]TM if an instrument records the size, speed, temperature etc of something, it measures it and keeps that information:
Wind speeds of up to 100 mph have been recorded.

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