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RECORDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does recording mean? 

RECORDING (noun)
  The noun RECORDING has 3 senses:

1. signal encoding something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded
2. the act of making a record (especially an audio record)
3. a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded

  Familiarity information: RECORDING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECORDING (noun)


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Meaning:

Signal encoding something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("recording" is a kind of...):

sign; signal; signaling (any communication that encodes a message)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "recording"):

bologram; bolograph (record or recording made by a bolometer)

chromatogram (the recording (column or paper strip) on which the constituents of a mixture are adsorbed in chromatography)

oscillogram (the recording produced by an oscillograph)

spirogram (a recording of breathing made with a spirograph)


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Meaning:

The act of making a record (especially an audio record)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

recording; transcription

Context example:

she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth

Hypernyms ("recording" is a kind of...):

creating from raw materials (the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it)

Domain member category:

tape record (record with a tape recorder)

prerecord (record before presentation, as of a broadcast)

accession (make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library)

delete; erase (wipe out magnetically recorded information)

enter; put down; record (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "recording"):

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)

mastering (the act of making a master recording from which copies can be made)


Sense 3recording [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("recording" is a kind of...):

memory device; storage device (a device that preserves information for retrieval)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "recording"):

transcription (a sound or television recording (e.g., from a broadcast to a tape recording))

tape; tape recording; taping (a recording made on magnetic tape)

audio recording; sound recording (a recording of just the sound)

cover; cover song; cover version (a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else)

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)

video; video recording (a recording of both the video and audio components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program))


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