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[ ri-kawr-ding ]


  1. the act or practice of a person or thing that records.
  2. sound recorded on a disk or tape.
  3. a disk or tape on which something is recorded.


/ rɪˈkɔːdɪŋ /


    1. the act or process of making a record, esp of sound on a gramophone record or magnetic tape
    2. ( as modifier )

      recording studio

      recording head

  1. the record or tape so produced
  2. something that has been recorded, esp a radio or television programme
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of recording1

1300–50; Middle English (gerund); record, -ing 1
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Example Sentences

It may come as a shock, but most voice-over recordings happen in home studios.

There is no cost to attend and if you cannot make it, a recording will be emailed to you after.

In many cases, professors can access the recordings of their students at any time, and even download these recordings to their personal machines.

The spacecraft will take video and audio recordings of its own landing as it touches down — another first for a NASA Mars mission.

The researchers confirmed the spread of the song with the double-noted ending across the continent — as far east as Quebec and Vermont — via recordings from citizen scientists.

This is an extraordinary recording that deserves to be much better known.

A transcript and an audio recording of his remarks were obtained by The Daily Beast.

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.”

As it had columns for recording statistics of the fair for a period of years, it was instructive as well as ornamental.

The following are either essential, or useful in various degrees, for obtaining and recording observations.

The Persian era began, recording the fall of the Sassanian dynasty, and the religion of Zoroaster.

The study and the recording of the facts, moreover, demand an expenditure of much time and labour.

This discovery and invention has been largely instrumental in the rapid development of sound recording.





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