recorder

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noun re·cord·er \ri-ˈkȯr-dər\

Definition of recorder

  1. 1 a :  the chief judicial magistrate of some British cities and boroughs b :  a municipal judge with criminal jurisdiction of first instance and sometimes limited civil jurisdiction

  2. 2 :  one that records

  3. 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

Illustration of recorder

15th Century

First Known Use of recorder

15th century



RECORDER Defined for English Language Learners

recorder

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noun re·cord·er \ri-ˈkȯr-dər\

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

recorder

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noun re·cord·er \ri-ˈkȯr-dər\

Definition of recorder for Students

  1. 1 :  a person or device that records <a digital video recorder>

  2. 2 :  a musical instrument like a long hollow whistle with eight holes for the fingers


Law Dictionary

recorder

noun re·cord·er

Legal Definition of recorder

  1. 1 :  a judge of a municipal court

  2. 2 :  a public officer charged with making a record of writings or transactions (as conveyances) <a recorder of deeds>



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