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Dictionary Definition



1 signal encoding something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded
2 the act of making a record (especially an audio record); "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth" [syn: transcription]
3 a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded

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Verb form

  1. present participle of record


  1. A reproduction of sound and/or video, stored in a permanent medium.
    I made a recording of the show.


Extensive Definition

Recording is a process of capturing data or translating information to a format stored on a storage medium often referred to as a record.
Historical records of events have been made for thousands of years in one form or another. Amongst the earliest are cave painting, runic alphabets and ideograms. Technology continues to provide and expand means for human beings to represent, record and express their thoughts, feelings and experiences.

See also

recording in Italian: Recording
recording in Hebrew: הקלטה
recording in Dutch: Opname (signaal)
recording in Japanese: 記録
recording in Korean: 기록
recording in Portuguese: Gravação
recording in Simple English: Recording
recording in Swedish: Inspelning

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