Definition of recording noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdɪŋ//
    Radio broadcasting
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  1. 1  [countable] sound or pictures that have been recorded on CD, DVD, video, etc. a recording of English music for clarinet and orchestra a video recording of the wedding
  2. 2  [uncountable] the process of making a record, film/movie, radio or television show, etc. during the recording of the show recording equipment a recording studio the recording industry (= the industry that records and sells music) See related entries: Radio broadcasting
  3. 3  [uncountable] the process or act of writing down and storing information for official purposes the recording of financial transactions
  4. Extra examples I want to play you a recording of the rehearsal. Make a few test recordings before you start the session in earnest. The clarinet player has launched her recording career. The principles of magnetic recording have been around for a long time. The recording gives an account of his kidnapping. The recording sounds just like a live performance. a complete recording of Mozart’s piano sonatas a detailed recording of facts a recording by the Amadeus Quartet a state-of-the-art digital recording facility an accurate recording of time before the invention of sound recording field recordings of folk music from Asia one of the first commercial recordings of the artist the band’s latest recording to enhance the quality of the original recording
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: recording