Definitions of recording

n a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded

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CD, compact disc, compact disk
a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser
cover, cover song, cover version
a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
audio, audio recording, sound recording
a recording of acoustic signals
tape, tape recording, taping
a recording made on magnetic tape
a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording)
video, video recording
a recording of both the visual and audible components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program)
audio CD, audio compact disc
compact discs used to reproduce sound (voice and music)
a tape recording of sound
CD-R, CD-WO, compact disc recordable, compact disc write-once
a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
CD-ROM, compact disc read-only memory
a compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system); a large amount of digital information can be stored and accessed but it cannot be altered by the user
disc, disk, phonograph record, phonograph recording, platter, record
sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
sound recording on a narrow strip of a motion picture film
talking book
sound recording of someone reading a book; frequently used by blind people
a cassette for videotape
a video recording made on magnetic tape
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memory device, storage device
a device that preserves information for retrieval

n a signal that encodes something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded

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bologram, bolograph
record or recording made by a bolometer
the recording (column or paper strip) on which the constituents of a mixture are adsorbed in chromatography
the recording produced by an oscillograph
a recording of breathing made with a spirograph
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sign, signal, signaling
any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

n the act of making a record (especially an audio record)

“she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth”
lip sync, lip synch, lip synchronisation, lip synchronization
combining audio and video recording in such a way that the sound is perfectly synchronized with the action that produced it; especially synchronizing the movements of a speaker's lips with the sound of his speech
the act of making a master recording from which copies can be made
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creating from raw materials
the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it