Definition of recorder
1a : the chief judicial magistrate of some British cities and boroughsb : a municipal judge with criminal jurisdiction of first instance and sometimes limited civil jurisdiction
2 : one that records
3 : any of a group of wind instruments ranging from soprano to bass that are characterized by a conical tube, a whistle mouthpiece, and eight finger holes
Recent Examples of recorder from the Web
In 1977, the VHS home videocassette recorder was introduced to North America by JVC during a press conference in Chicago.
In a transcript of the plane's cockpit voice recorder, the pilots can be heard talking about the incident shortly after the plane stops.
On June 15 the Totally Dogs 4H Club, along with Geauga County Recorder, Sharon Gingerich, Geauga County recorder will host the ninth annual dinner and silent auction for the Geauga County Dog Shelter and the Geauga County K9 Unit.
When the four tracks were filled up with music the engineer would mix them down to a single track and transfer that to another four track recorder and work from there.
Another system used tape recorders to double a sound.
After asking Jacobs to lower the recorder, Jacobs declined.
Gianforte asked Jacobs to lower a phone that was being used as an audio recorder, then tried to grab it, the campaign said in a statement.
DVR-1000 recorder: $2,288; DVS-RW47 re-recordable disc: $27.
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First Known Use of recorder
RECORDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recorder for English Language Learners
: a device that records sounds or images or both so that they can be heard or seen again
: a musical instrument that is shaped like a tube with holes and that is played by blowing into the top of the tube
: a judge in some courts of law
RECORDER Defined for Kids
Definition of recorder for Students
1 : a person or device that records a digital video recorder
2 : a musical instrument like a long hollow whistle with eight holes for the fingers
Legal Definition of recorder
1 : a judge of a municipal court
2 : a public officer charged with making a record of writings or transactions (as conveyances) a recorder of deeds
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