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on recordand on the books
recorded for future reference. We had the coldest winter on record last year. This is the fastest race on record.
on (the) record
known or recorded officially and publicly He is on the record as saying that I was not involved in this decision. The number of murders this year is the lowest on record for this city since the 1920s.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the phrase go on the record (make something known officially and publicly): These women are willing to go on the record with charges against their boss.Opposite of: off the record
Known to have been stated or to have taken a certain position: The senator's opposition to the new legislation is on record.