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off the record

Definition of off the record

  1. —used to describe a statement that is not official and should not be repeated or made public by being used in a newspaper, magazine, etc. <Government officials did speak to reporters, but only off the record.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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  1. :  to set down in writing :  furnish written evidence of

    :  to deposit an authentic official copy of

    :  to state for or as if for the record

  1. :  the state or fact of being recorded

    : :  something that records: as

    :  something that recalls or relates past events

  1. :  of, relating to, or being one that is extraordinary among or surpasses others of its kind

  1. :  a function of an electronic device that causes it to record



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