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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Record  \Re*cord"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  reflect;  to  ponder.  [Obs.] 
 
  Praying  all  the  way  and  recording  upon  the  words 
  which  he  before  had  read.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  sing  or  repeat  a  tune.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  Whether  the  birds  or  she  recorded  best.  --W.  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Record  \Re*cord"\  (r?*k?rd"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Recorded};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Recording}.]  [OE.  recorden  to  repeat,  remind, 
  F.  recorder,  fr  L.  recordari  to  remember;  pref.  re-  re-  + 
  cor,  cordis,  the  heart  or  mind.  See  {Cordial},  {Heart}.] 
  1.  To  recall  to  mind;  to  recollect;  to  remember;  to  meditate. 
  [Obs.]  ``I  it  you  record.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  repeat;  to  recite;  to  sing  or  play.  [Obs.] 
 
  They  longed  to  see  the  day  to  hear  the  lark  Record 
  her  hymns,  and  chant  her  carols  blest.  --Fairfax. 
 
  3.  To  preserve  the  memory  of  by  committing  to  writing,  to 
  printing,  to  inscription,  or  the  like  to  make  note  of  to 
  write  or  enter  in  a  book  or  on  parchment,  for  the  purpose 
  of  preserving  authentic  evidence  of  to  register;  to 
  enroll;  as  to  record  the  proceedings  of  a  court;  to 
  record  historical  events. 
 
  Those  things  that  are  recorded  of  him  .  .  .  are 
  written  in  the  chronicles  of  the  kings.  --1  Esd.  i. 
  42. 
 
  {To  record  a  deed},  {mortgage},  {lease},  etc.,  to  have  a  copy 
  of  the  same  entered  in  the  records  of  the  office 
  designated  by  law,  for  the  information  of  the  public. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Record  \Rec"ord\  (r[e^]k"[~e]rd),  n.  [OF.  recort,  record, 
  remembrance,  attestation,  record.  See  {Record},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  writing  by  which  some  act  or  event,  or  a  number  of  acts 
  or  events,  is  recorded;  a  register;  as  a  record  of  the 
  acts  of  the  Hebrew  kings;  a  record  of  the  variations  of 
  temperature  during  a  certain  time;  a  family  record. 
 
  2.  Especially: 
  a  An  official  contemporaneous  writing  by  which  the  acts 
  of  some  public  body,  or  public  officer,  are  recorded; 
  as  a  record  of  city  ordinances;  the  records  of  the 
  receiver  of  taxes. 
  b  An  authentic  official  copy  of  a  document  which  has 
  been  entered  in  a  book,  or  deposited  in  the  keeping  of 
  some  officer  designated  by  law. 
  c  An  official  contemporaneous  memorandum  stating  the 
  proceedings  of  a  court  of  justice;  a  judicial  record. 
  d  The  various  legal  papers  used  in  a  case,  together  with 
  memoranda  of  the  proceedings  of  the  court;  as  it  is 
  not  permissible  to  allege  facts  not  in  the  record. 
 
  3.  Testimony;  witness;  attestation. 
 
  John  bare  record,  saying.  --John  i.  32. 
 
  4.  That  which  serves  to  perpetuate  a  knowledge  of  acts  or 
  events;  a  monument;  a  memorial. 
 
  5.  That  which  has  been  or  might  be  recorded;  the  known 
  facts  in  the  course,  progress,  or  duration  of  anything  as 
  in  the  life  of  a  public  man;  as  a  politician  with  a  good 
  or  a  bad  record. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  record 
  adj  :  best  of  its  kind  on  record;  "in  record  time"  [syn:  {record(a)}] 
  n  1:  anything  (such  as  a  document  or  a  phonograph  record  or  a 
  photograph)  providing  permanent  evidence  of  or 
  information  about  past  events;  "the  film  provided  a 
  valuable  record  of  stage  techniques" 
  2:  a  disc  with  continuous  grooves;  formerly  used  to  reproduce 
  music  by  rotating  as  a  phonograph  needle  tracked  in  the 
  grooves  [syn:  {phonograph  record},  {phonograph  recording}, 
  {disk},  {disc},  {platter}] 
  3:  the  number  of  wins  versus  losses  and  ties  a  team  has  had 
  "at  9-0  they  have  the  best  record  in  their  league" 
  4:  the  sum  of  recognized  accomplishments;  "the  lawyer  has  a 
  good  record" 
  5:  a  compilation  of  the  known  facts  regarding  something  or 
  someone  "Al  Smith  used  to  say  `Let's  look  at  the 
  record'";  "his  name  is  in  all  the  recordbooks"  [syn:  {recordbook}, 
  {book}] 
  6:  the  best  performance  ever  attained  in  a  sport;  "he  broke  the 
  Olympic  record" 
  7:  a  document  that  can  serve  as  legal  evidence  of  a 
  transaction;  "they  could  find  no  record  of  the  purchase" 
  8:  a  list  of  crimes  for  which  an  accused  person  has  been 
  previously  convicted;  "he  ruled  that  the  criminal  record 
  of  the  defendant  could  not  be  disclosed  to  the  court"; 
  "the  prostitute  had  a  record  a  mile  long"  [syn:  {criminal 
  record}] 
  v  1:  make  a  record  of  set  down  in  permanent  form  [syn:  {enter}, 
  {put  down}] 
  2:  register  electronically  [syn:  {tape}]  [ant:  {erase}] 
  3:  indicate  a  certain  reading;  of  gauges  and  instruments;  "The 
  thermometer  showed  thirteen  degrees  below  zero";  "The 
  gauge  read  `empty'"  [syn:  {read},  {register},  {show}] 
  4:  be  aware  of  [syn:  {register}] 
  5:  be  a  memorial  to  a  person  or  an  event;  "This  sculpture 
  commemorates  the  victims  of  the  concentration  camps"  [syn: 
  {commemorate},  {memorialize},  {immortalize}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  record 
 
    An  {ordered  set}  of  {fields}.  The  term  is 
  used  in  both  files  (where  a  record  is  also  called  a  "line") 
  and  {databases}  (where  it  is  also  called  a  "row").  In  a 
  {spreadsheet}  it  is  always  called  a  "row".  In  all  these  cases 
  the  records  represent  different  entities  with  different  values 
  for  the  attributes  represented  by  the  fields. 
 
  Fields  may  be  of  a  fixed  width  ({bit}s  or  {characters})  or 
  they  may  be  separated  by  a  {delimiter}  character,  often 
  {comma}  ({CSV})  or  {HT}  ({TSV}). 
 
  The  collection  of  all  values  of  a  given  field  from  all  records 
  is  called  a  column. 
 
  (1999-07-05) 
 
 




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