I. record rec‧ord 1 [ˈrekɔːd ǁ -ərd] noun
1. [countable] a piece of information that is written down or stored on computer, film etc so that it can be looked at in the future:

• The exchange checked its employment records but found no trace of the individual involved.

record of

• There's no record of what was said at their private meetings.

2. on record written down or stored in a record:

• The Italian market had one of its most depressing years on record (= that has ever been recorded ) .

3. [countable] the best or highest level that has ever been reached:

• The price surpassed the previous record of $165,000 for one of his paintings.

4. [singular] the known facts about the past behaviour and success of a person or company:

• The company had a solid record of sales growth for several years.

• He has an impressive track record (= record ) .

record as

• He strongly defended his record as chief executive.

— see also stock of record, stockholder of record
  [m0] II. record record 2 adjective [only before a noun]
highest, lowest etc ever:

• a record amount of debt

• Corporations issued a record $200 billion in bonds.

  [m0] III. record re‧cord 3 [rɪˈkɔːd ǁ -ˈkɔːrd] verb [transitive]
1. to write information down or store it in a computer etc so that it can be looked at in the future:

• We record the amount of time that people have off work because of sickness.

2. record gains/​losses/​sales etc if a company, share etc records gains, losses etc of a particular amount, it makes those gains, losses etc:

• Shares recorded sharp gains as market worries lessened.

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record UK US /ˈrekɔːd/ US  /ˈrekərd/ noun
[C] a piece of written information about something that is kept so that people can refer to it later: »

The records show that the company employed a staff of 300 in the 1990s.


Keep a record of all transactions.


It's important to maintain up-to-date financial records.


company/financial/personnel records


computer/electronic records

[C] an achievement that is better than anything that has happened before: set/hold/break a record »

Sales this year have broken all records.


Hotel bookings are at a pace to set a new record this year.

[S] the previous behaviour and achievements of a person or an organization: »

When it comes to dealing with shareholders, his record is impressive.

have a good/poor/excellent record on sth »

They have a very poor record on HR issues.

record as sth »

She defended her record as union chief during a lengthy interview.

be a matter of (public) record — Cf. be a matter of record
be/go on record — Cf. go on record
for the record — Cf. for the record
off the record — Cf. off the record
on record — Cf. on record
put sth on record — Cf. put sth on record
See also ATTENDANCE RECORD(Cf. ↑attendance record), EMPLOYER OF RECORD(Cf. ↑employer of record), HOLDER OF RECORD(Cf. ↑holder of record), OWNER OF RECORD(Cf. ↑owner of record), SHAREHOLDER OF RECORD(Cf. ↑shareholder of record), STOCKHOLDER OF RECORD(Cf. ↑stockholder of record), TRACK RECORD(Cf. ↑track record)
record UK US /ˈrekɔːd/ US  /ˈrekərd/ adjective [before noun]
at a higher level than ever achieved before: »

Inflation has reached record levels.


The tax will hit a record number of taxpayers next year.

See also RECORD HIGH(Cf. ↑record high), RECORD LOW(Cf. ↑record low)
record UK US /rɪˈkɔːd/ US  /rɪˈkɔrd/ verb [T]
to write down information about something so that people can refer to it later: »

Participants were asked to record their activities in a weekly diary.


It is advisable to record all details of changes to the job description.

FINANCE, ACCOUNTING to experience or show a profit or loss, or a rise or fall in value: record a loss/gain/profit »

The firm recorded pre-tax profits of over $10 million.


We may be forced to record a loss this year.


Overnight the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its biggest one-day jump since early February.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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