• Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to Virginia during the 17th century
    Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to Virginia during the 17th century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n recorder a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
    • n recorder equipment for making records
    • n recorder a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs
    • n recorder someone responsible for keeping records
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Siphon recorder Siphon recorder
Graphophone recording and reproducing Graphophone recording and reproducing
Gramophone recorder Gramophone recorder
Record  office in the tower of London Record office in the tower of London

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oldest bird on record was Cocky, a cockatoo, who died in the London Zoo at the age of 82
    • Recorder (Mus) A kind of wind instrument resembling the flageolet. "Flutes and soft recorders ."
    • Recorder One who records; specifically, a person whose official duty it is to make a record of writings or transactions.
    • Recorder The title of the chief judical officer of some cities and boroughs; also, of the chief justice of an East Indian settlement. The Recorder of London is judge of the Lord Mayor's Court, and one of the commissioners of the Central Criminal Court.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Robert Wadlow is the tallest man recorded in history. He grew to be eight feet and eleven inches and weighed 490 pounds when he died
    • n recorder One who bears witness; a witness.
    • n recorder One who records; specifically, a person whose official duty is to register writings or transactions, as the keeper of the rolls of a city, or the like.
    • n recorder A judge having local criminal jurisdiction in a city or borough.
    • n recorder A musical instrument of the flageolet family, having a long tube with seven holes and a mouthpiece. In some cases an eighth hole, covered with gold-beaters' skin, appears near the mouthpiece, apparently to influence the quality of the tone. The compass of the instrument was about two octaves. Also record.
    • n recorder A registering apparatus; specifically, in telegraphy, a receiving instrument in which a permanent record of the signals is made. In the earlier form, as invented by Morse, the record was made by embossing on a ribbon of paper by means of a style fixed to one end of a lever, which carried at the other end the armature of an electromagnet. Several devices for using ink were afterward substituted for the style. In Bain's chemical recorder the dots and dashes were registered by the chemical decomposition of some substance with which the paper was impregnated, the decomposition being produced on the passage of a current of electricity. In Thomson's siphon recorder, used principally on long cable-lines, a fine glass tube bent into the shape of a siphon is attached to the movable part of the receiving instrument, one arm of which dips into a vessel of ink, and the other moves back and forth at right angles to a strip of paper which is regularly moved by clockwork. The electrification of the ink causes it to be projected from the end of the tube in minute drops, so that the movements of the coil are recorded on the slip of paper in very fine dots very near one another. The principal advantage of this instrument is that only a very feeble current is required to give a permanent record of the signals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On record, the largest iceberg ever, was larger than the country of Belgium.
    • Recorder one who records or registers, esp. the rolls, &c., of a city: a judge of a city or borough court of quarter-sessions: an old musical instrument somewhat like a flageolet, but with the lower part wider than the upper, and a mouthpiece resembling the beak of a bird: a registering apparatus in telegraphy
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  • Earl Warren
    Earl Warren
    “The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.”
  • John H. Holcomb
    John H. Holcomb
    “You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.”
  • William A. Ward
    “Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “There is no record in history of a happy philosopher.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.”


Broken record - When someone sounds like a broken record, they keep on repeating the same things. ('Stuck record' is also used.)
Just for the record - If something is said to be just for the record, the person is saying it so that people know but does not necessarily agree with or support it.
Off the record - Something off the record is said in confidence because the speaker doesn't want it attributed to them, especially when talking to the media.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. recorder—L. recordāre, to call to mind—re-, again, cor, cordis, the heart.


In literature:

The facts of history recorded.
"The Bible Period by Period" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
Other duties engross the late Confederates, of whom it may be truly said their record of citizenship is as excellent as their war record.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
The recorded voice stopped.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
This was emphasized by the apostle Peter in his second recorded sermon.
"Our Day" by W. A. Spicer
When the brain is stimulated into thought, the brain waves are monitored and recorded, amplified, and then fed back to the same brain-spots.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
These cases were not in courts of record.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
The record is to be read from right to left.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
The long and proud record of the university was there to be read.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
Record of letters and references from the Secretary.
"General Instructions For The Guidance Of Post Office Inspectors In The Dominion Of Canada" by Alexander Campbell
The miracles recorded in the coal measures are as astonishing as any recorded in the Bible.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson

In poetry:

Nor, Gallia, shall thy varied mirth,
Thy store of all that graces earth,
Ere give a kind oblivion birth
To thy recorded cruelty.
"Lines On The Place De La Concorde At Paris," by Amelia Opie
The autumn leaf is sere and dead,
It floats upon the water's bed;
I would not be a leaf, to die
Without recording sorrow's sigh!
"Solitude" by Henry Kirke White
Baptize the nations; far and nigh
The triumphs of the cross record;
The Name of Jesus glorify,
Till every kindred call Him Lord.
"O Spirit of the Living God" by James Montgomery
Neither in adamant nor brass
The scrutinizing eye records it;
The arm is rooted in the heart,
The heart that rules and lords it.
"Self" by Madison Julius Cawein
Here let our hearts begin to melt
While we his death record,
And with our joy for pardoned guilt,
Mourn that we pierced the Lord.
"Hymn 4" by Isaac Watts
I have the keys of death and hell.
Amen." Thy record we receive,
And wait till thou our spirits seal,
And all in all forever live.
"Hymn 1" by Noah Calwell W Cannon

In news:

From this story on A western Missouri man has caught a record 5-pound, 6-ounce carpsucker, giving him his third state record fish.
Record Waco heat follows record cold.
Although there are currently scant details about the next record by Kim Kardashian's boyfriend, dubstep heavyweight Skrillex is claiming he recorded a new song with Kanye West.
But since the pre-1992 records were forced into the open as a result of litigation, the Scouts have not released their more recent records or combed through those files to cull and report suspected abusers.
Joel Rumpel set a Wisconsin freshman record for shutouts (three) last season and recorded a 2.48 goals-against average and a save percentage of.919.
The Record Staff Hickory Daily Record Published: August 10, 2011.
Published June 08, 2012 On the Record On the Record.
Published July 02, 2012 On the Record On the Record.
American LaFrance, LLC hosted the benefit party the opening night of FDIC exhibits, bringing in a record-breaking attendance with a record-breaking donation for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).
Record On-line Audio&Radio Free Using Top Music Recorder.
The V1-HD/LE disk recorder from Doremi Labs provides real-time recording and HD video playback for AV applications.
This records who has worked on the timepiece and can be used to correspond to records at the repair shop.
The percentage of daily smokers inAustralia has declined from 18.9, recorded in a 2007-08 survey, to 16.3, recorded in a similar survey conducted in 2011-12, according to an Agence France Presse story relayed by the TMA.
Not to mention vinyl records, typewriters and tape recorders.
Singer/songwriter and Alligator Records recording artist Eric Lindell brought his mix of Blues, Rock and Soul to Zydeco on Thursday, July 30.

In science:

Data were recorded in records of 4 min in length, though analysis studied the records in 30 s segments.
Constraints on Yukawa-Type Deviations from Newtonian Gravity at 20 Microns
Today we have three types more used: PPTP (I record tunnel Point-to-point), IPSEC (Protocol of Safety of the Internet), L2TP (I record Tunnel Layer 2).
Use MPLS in Lan's
This indicates the memory in the records, and also shows that the memory in the original records (circles) gradually weakens upon detrending the time series by removing the influence of the ma jor crash (squares) and further weakens when also some subcrashes are removed (diamonds).
Are volatility correlations in financial markets related to Omori processes occurring on all scales?
If (2.31) and (2.32) are used, all symbols specify proper times but additional clock labels are required to distinguish, for example, τ (time recorded by C in an experiment in which it is at rest) and τ (C) (time recorded by C in an experiment in which it is in motion).
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
These data are recorded on tape remotely at the CERN central data recording facility located in the computer centre.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN