Definition of on record in English:

on record


  • 1Used in reference to the making of an official or public statement.

    ‘I would like to place on record my sincere thanks’
    • ‘They refused to speak on the record about the report until it is released.’
    • ‘Needless to say, people refuse to go on the record, fearing for their jobs.’
    • ‘He has stated on the record that he has ‘no intention’ of remarrying at the moment.’
    • ‘We were told we couldn't take pictures inside and no one would talk to us on the record.’
    • ‘He never refused a request for a chat even though he rarely spoke on the record.’
    • ‘A Southwest official earlier had gone on record as saying the airline was looking at Pittsburgh as a prime expansion candidate.’
    • ‘Neighbours were today too frightened to go on the record about the trouble he had caused.’
    • ‘Mr Johndroe was the only official authorised by the White House to discuss the matter on the record.’
    • ‘No officials have gone on record to comment on this situation as yet.’
    • ‘Other MSPs were critical but too frightened of criticism from their colleagues to speak on the record.’
    • ‘I want to put on the record that I haven't had a penny of public money.’
    monochrome, greyscale
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  • 2Officially measured and noted.

    ‘it proved to be one of the warmest Decembers on record’
    • ‘We are at the tail end of what is officially the driest autumn and winter on record.’
    • ‘The attendance of nearly 5,000 was the biggest on record for a match at this level and, just as satisfying, was the exceptional atmosphere at the game.’
    • ‘The largest dead squid on record measured about 60 ft including the length of its tentacles, but no one knows how big the creatures might grow.’
    • ‘The tech bubble has burst, the telecom industry is in deep trouble and the economy officially entered recession last year after the longest expansion on record.’
    • ‘May 2004 in Winnipeg was the 5th coldest and 6th wettest on record.’
    • ‘The recent election was one of the most violent on record with 2,247 incidents officially reported, including 46 deaths.’
    • ‘He said capital spending on the area will reach £15 million this year, the highest on record.’
    • ‘A leading insurance company based in Europe said that 2004 was the most expensive year for weather destruction on record.’
    • ‘And it's now officially the strongest hurricane on record, in a season which is tied with 1933 as the most intense ever.’
    • ‘February and March were exceptionally sunny months and were the sunniest on record in places; in contrast, November was extremely dull.’
    recorded, documented, registered, written, chronicled, archived, archive, on record, in writing, on paper
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