|v. t.||1.||To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.|
|2.||To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.|
|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; |
|v. i.||1.||To reflect; to ponder.|
|2.||To sing or repeat a tune.|
|n.||1.||A writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts or events, is recorded; a register; |
|2.||An official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; |
|3.||Testimony; witness; attestation.|
|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; |
|6.||That which has been publicly achieved in any kind of competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race.|
|Noun||1.||record - 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.||record - the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"|
|3.||record - an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport); "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record"|
|4.||record - sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves|
|5.||record - the sum of recognized accomplishments; "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president"|
Synonyms: track record
|6.||record - 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"|
Synonyms: criminal record
|7.||record - 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"|
|8.||record - a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase"|
|Verb||1.||record - make a record of; set down in permanent form|
|2.||record - register electronically; "They recorded her singing"|
|3.||record - indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"|
|4.||record - be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"|
|5.||record - be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"|
RECORD, evidence. A written memorial made by a public officer authorized by
law to perform that function, and intended to serve as evidence of something
written, said, or done. 6 Call, 78; 1 Dana, 595.
2. Records may be divided into those which relate to the proceedings of congress and the state legislatures -- the courts of common law -- the courts of chancery -- and those which are made so by statutory provisions.
3.-1. Legislative acts. The acts of congress and of the several legislatures are the highest kind of records. The printed journals of congress have been so considered. 1 Whart. Dig. tit. Evidence, pl. 112 and see Dougl. 593; Cowp. 17.
4.-2. The proceedings of the courts of common law are records. But every minute made by a clerk of a court for his own future guidance in making up his record, is not a record. 4 Wash. C. C. Rep. 698.
5.-3. Proceedings in courts of chancery are said not to be, strictly speaking, records; but they are so considered. Gresley on Ev. 101.
6.-4. The legislatures of the several states have made the enrollment of certain deeds and other documents necessary in order to perpetuate the memory of the facts they contain, and declared that the copies thus made should have the effect of records.
7. By the constitution of the United States, art. 4. s. 1, it is declared that "full faith and credit shall be given, in each state, to the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state; and the congress may, by general laws, prescribe the manner in which such acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof." In pursuance of this power, congress have passed several acts directing the manner of authenticating public records, which will be found under the article Authentication.
8. Numerous decisions have been made under these acts, some of which are here referred to. 7 Cranch, 471; 3 Wheat. 234; 4 Cowen, 292; 1 N. H. Rep. 242; 1 Ohio Reports, 264; 2 Verm. R. 263; 5 John. R. 37; 4 Conn. R. 380; 9 Mass 462; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 240; 1 Hall's N. York Rep. 155; 4 Dall. 412; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 523; 1 Pet. S. C. Rep. 352. Vide, generally, 18 Vin. Ab. 17; 1 Phil. Ev. 288; Bac. Ab. Amendment, &c., H; 1 Kent, Com. 260; Archb. Civ. Pl. 395; Gresley on Ev. 99; Stark. Ev. Index, h.t.; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; Co. Litt. 260; 10 Pick. R. 72; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.
TO RECORD, the act of making a record.
2. Sometimes questions arise as to when the act of recording is complete, as in the following case. A deed of real estate was acknowledged before the register of deeds and handed to him to be recorded, and at the same instant a creditor of the grantor attached the real estate; in this case it was held the act of recording was incomplete without a certificate of the acknowledgment, and wanting that, the attaching creditor had the preference. 10 Pick. Rep. 72.
3. The fact of an instrument being recorded is held to operate as a constructive notice upon all subsequent purchasers of any estate, legal or equitable, in the same property. 1 John. Ch. R. 394.
4. But all conveyances and deeds which may be de facto recorded, are not to be considered as giving notice; in order to have this effect the instruments must be such as are authorized to be recorded, and the registry must have been made in compliance with the law, otherwise the registry is to be treated as a mere nullity, and it will not affect a subsequent purchaser or encumbrancer unless he has such actual notice as would amount to a fraud. 2 Sell. & Lef. 68; 1 Sch. & Lef. 157; 4 Wheat. R. 466; 1 Binn. R. 40; 1 John. Ch. R. 300; 1 Story, Eq. Jur. Sec. 403, 404; 5 Greenl. 272.
|(data, database, programming)||record - An ordered set of fields,
usually stored contiguously. The term is used with similar
meaning in several different contexts. In a file, a "record"
probably has some fixed length, in contrast to a "line" which
may have any length and is terminated by some End Of Line
sequence). A database record is also called a "row". In a
spreadsheet it is always called a "row". Some programming
languages use the term to mean a type composed of fields of
several other types (C calls this a "struct").|
In all these cases, a record represents an entity with certain field values.
Fields may be of a fixed width (bits or characters) or they may be separated by a delimiter character, often comma (CSV) or HT (TSV).
In a database the list of values of a given field from all records is called a column.