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Set down in writing or an audio or video recording, or stated or known publicly. Today is officially the hottest day on record. He's on record as saying that he opposes giving poor families access to social welfare.
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) record1 used in reference to the making of an official or public statement. 2 officially measured and noted. 3 recorded on tape and reproduced on a record or another sound medium.
on ˈrecordofficially noted or written down: It was the warmest day on record.
Known to have been stated or to have taken a certain position: The senator's opposition to the new legislation is on record.