record noun definition in Athletics topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

record

 noun: Athletics topic
[countable] the best result or the highest or lowest level that has ever been reached, especially in sport She holds the world record for the 100 metres. to break the record (= to achieve a better result than there has ever been before) to set a new record There was a record number of candidates for the post. I got to work in record time. record profits Unemployment has reached a record high (= the highest level ever).