1. a report of something which has happened

    • The chairman signed the minutes as a true record of the last meeting.

    • She has a very poor time-keeping record.

    for the record or to keep the record straight
    in order that everyone knows what the real facts of the matter are
  2. a description of what has happened in the past

    • the salesperson's record of service or service record

    • the company's record in industrial relations

  3. a success which is better than anything before

    • Last year was a record year for the company.

    • Our top sales rep has set a new record for sales per call.

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