• 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 recording the act of making a record (especially an audio record) "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"
    • n recording a signal that encodes something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded
    • n recording a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
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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 highest temperature ever recorded in the continental US was 134 degrees on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley, California.
    • a Recording Keeping a record or a register; as, a recording secretary; -- applied to numerous instruments with an automatic appliance which makes a record of their action; as, a recording gauge or telegraph.
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  • Rita Mae Brown
    Rita Mae Brown
    “I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.”
  • Sister Elizabeth Kenny
    Sister Elizabeth Kenny
    “The record of one's life must needs prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written.”
  • William Blake
    “Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.”
  • Earl Campbell
    Earl Campbell
    “Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.”
  • Man Ray
    Man Ray
    “It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.”
  • William Hurt
    William Hurt
    “You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.”


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.


In literature:

Hazell's annual; record of men and topics of the day.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
It takes the records to tell me that, and I have been making records for a good number of years.
"Vocal Mastery" by Harriette Brower
After that she sat down and made up her records for the night nurse.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He recorded his experiences in the series of valuable publications described in the Bibliography.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
It is recorded of Henry VIII.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Let the pupils record and number their individual finds.
"A Bird's-Eye View of the Bible" by Frank Nelson Palmer
As is usual where conspiracies to perform dark deeds are hatched a clew or record is left behind.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
The records of these noble ministers of the Word are on high.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
His record does not give his own experiences, but we can imagine some of them.
"A Life of St. John for the Young" by George Ludington Weed
The Bible is, from beginning to end, the record of a supernatural revelation made by God to men.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows

In poetry:

In tracing here these lines, my friend,
Which spring from friendly heart,
I here record an earnest wish,
For thee, before we part:
"To Miss - - -" by Thomas Frederick Young
Let the redeemed of the Lord
The wonders of his grace record;
Isr'el, the nation whom he chose,
And rescued from their mighty foes.
"Psalm 107 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Now let our mournful songs record
The dying sorrows of our Lord,
When he complained in tears and blood,
As one forsaken of his God.
"Psalm 22" by Isaac Watts
By many a tender memory moved,
Along the past my thought I send;
The record of the cause he loved
Is the best record of its friend.
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Mightier than the sword art thou,
List! a maid records her vow,
That so long as life shall last,
Ne'er a doubt shall love o'ercast.
"The Pen" by Mary Weston Fordham
Rejoice, ye righteous, and record
The sacred honors of the Lord:
None but the soul that feels his grace
Can triumph in his holiness.
"Psalm 97 part 3" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Ravi Coltrane's debut recording for Blue Note Records, Spirit Fiction, was released on June 19.
Josh Wilson, national recording artist for Sparrow Records.
But Dallas didn't get the official record because they didn't use a bun and didn't pay the $1,900 fee to the World Record Academy in Florida.
There are a variety of record-keeping organizations, the most recognizable being Guinness World Records.
New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers recently received word the mammoth pumpkin pie baked in September 2010 set a new record for the Guinness Book of World Records.
Published September 14, 2012 On the Record On the Record.
EAST LANSING, Mich. Flint Powers Catholic can second-guess just about everything as for why its 9-0 regular season record didn't translate into a Division 5 state championship the way the 5-4 record from the Chargers a year ago did.
From this story on A western Missouri man has caught a record 5-pound, 6-ounce carpsucker , giving him his third state record fish.
Published April 26, 2012 On the Record On the Record.
Published June 20, 2012 On the Record On the Record.
With an 8–21 record, the Colonials had what many would consider to be a losing record.
MATSUMOTO, JAPAN The Data Logger TR-76Ui-H from TandD Corp. Is a three-channel recorder designed to simultaneously measure and record CO2 concentration, temperature, and humidity.
Surplus Record SURPLUS RECORD Home Page.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur sounds like a broken record when he talks about his team's broken record.
Micky Dolenz, left, with Harry Nilsson in a recording studio circa 1972, has recorded Nilsson's song "Remember" for his new solo album.

In science:

What would be the signature of synfire chains as seen in multi–electrode recordings of the spike activity? In such recordings the spikes emitted by few neurons picked at random are registered.
Neural Networks
By an event we mean some property of the record, which we identify with the set E ⊂ Ω of all records with this property.
An Ergodic Theorem for Quantum Counting Processes
The background in the detector was monitored during one hour before and one hour after the BATSE recorded GRB time. The time interval recorded by BATSE for the duration of the burst was used for signal extraction. Variations in GRB parameters and distance predict large individual GRB differences in the neutrino flux.
Physics Results from the AMANDA-B10 Neutrino Telescope
The initial data (2.2) reflects the process of recording of the signal at the array and its smoothing by the recording process.
Self-averaging of Wigner transforms in random media
The division of the records into subsets has to be carried out n + 1 times, until we are finally left with the unique marked record.
Implications of the Luders Postulate for Quantum Algorithms