Record vs Recordkeeping - What's the difference?

record | recordkeeping |

As nouns the difference between record and recordkeeping

is that record is record while recordkeeping is the creation, collection and management of records, especially of a business or governmental nature.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) , from recorder. See .


(en noun)
  • An item of information put into a temporary or permanent physical medium.
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    The person had a record of the interview so she could review her notes.
    The tourist's photographs and the tape of the police call provide a record of the crime.
  • Any instance of a physical medium on which information was put for the purpose of preserving it and making it available for future reference.
  • We have no record of you making this payment to us.
  • A vinyl disc on which sound is recorded and may be replayed on a phonograph.
  • I still like records better than CDs.
  • (computing) A set of data relating to a single individual or item.
  • The most extreme known value of some achievement, particularly in competitive events.
  • The heat and humidity were both new records .
    The team set a new record for most points scored in a game.
    * log * (information put into a lasting physical medium) * (vinyl disk) disc/disk * (most extreme known value)
    Derived terms
    * activation record * for the record * of record * on record * off the record * on the record * record-breaking * public record * world record

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To make a record of information.
  • I wanted to record every detail of what happened, for the benefit of future generations.
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  • Specifically, to make an audio or video recording of.
  • Within a week they had recorded both the song and the video for it.
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  • (legal) To give legal status to by making an official public record.
  • When the deed was recorded , we officially owned the house.
  • To fix in a medium, usually in a tangible medium.
  • To make an audio, video, or multimedia recording.
  • (transitive, intransitive, obsolete) To repeat; to practice.
  • (ambitransitive, obsolete) To sing or repeat a tune.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * W. Browne
  • whether the birds or she recorded best
  • * Fairfax
  • They longed to see the day, to hear the lark / Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest.
  • (obsolete) To reflect; to ponder.
  • * Fuller
  • Praying all the way, and recording upon the words which he before had read.
    Derived terms
    * recordable * recorder * recording


    * (make a record of information) erase * (make an audio or video recording of) erase



    Alternative forms



  • The creation, collection and management of records, especially of a business or governmental nature