Origin of recording
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun rec·ord [rek-erd] /ˈrɛk ərd/
- the commitment to writing, as authentic evidence, of something having legal importance, especially as evidence of the proceedings or verdict of a court.
- evidence preserved in this manner.
- an authentic or official written report of proceedings of a court of justice.
adjective rec·ord [rek-erd] /ˈrɛk ərd/
Origin of record
Synonyms for record
Examples from the Web for recording
Contemporary Examples of recording
Back home and off the road, Gil looked forward to recording again.
By the time of the recording session, Brian had become quite agile with the flute and suggested adding it to the song.
A network insider insisted: “No expletives were uttered by Mr Mason in the recording of his rant.”UK Reporter’s Anti-Banker Rant Goes Viral
November 13, 2014
I remember practicing that lick [from the solo “Round Midnight” recording] years ago, learning how to do that cascade effect.Herbie Hancock Holds Forth
November 8, 2014
In late April or early May 1955, Chuck approached Muddy Waters about recording, and Muddy sent him to Leonard Chess.How Rock and Roll Killed Jim Crow
October 26, 2014
Historical Examples of recording
He travels with his eyes open, looking for objects of interest, and recording them.
Without her influence no process of recording events can develop into a history.A Dish Of Orts
History has a cavalier way of recording the benefits of conquest.Mountain Meditations
The recording of that contact was preserved for all Earth to hear.The Hour of Battle
Most of the instruments of transmission are here, but there are no recording instruments.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
- the act or process of making a record, esp of sound on a gramophone record or magnetic tape
- (as modifier)recording studio; recording head
- the best or most outstanding amount, rate, height, etc, ever attained, as in some field of sportan Olympic record; a world record; to break the record for the long jump
- (as modifier)a record time
- stated in a public document
- publicly known
verb (rɪˈkɔːd) (mainly tr)
Word Origin for record
c.1200, "to repeat, reiterate, recite; rehearse, get by heart," from Old French recorder "tell, relate, repeat, recite, report, make known" (12c.) and directly from Latin recordari "remember, call to mind, think over, be mindful of," from re- "restore" (see re-) + cor (genitive cordis) "heart" (as the metaphoric seat of memory, cf. learn by heart); see heart.
Meaning "set down in writing" first attested mid-14c.; that of "put sound or pictures on disks, tape, etc." is from 1892. Related: Recorded; recording.
c.1300, "testimony committed to writing," from Old French record "memory, statement, report," from recorder "to record" (see record (v.)). Meaning "written account of some event" is from late 14c. Meaning "disk on which sounds or images have been recorded" is first attested 1878. That of "best or highest recorded achievement in sports, etc." is from 1883. Phrase on the record is from 1900; adverbial phrase off the record "confidentially" is attested from 1906. Record-player attested from 1919.
see break the record; go on record; just for the record; off the record; set (the record) straight; track record.