Recorder meaning

rĭ-kôrdər
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One, such as a tape recorder, that makes recordings or records.
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(music) A flute with eight finger holes and a whistlelike mouthpiece.
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A person who records; esp., an officer appointed or elected to keep records of deeds or other official papers.
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In some cities, a judge who has the same criminal jurisdiction as a police judge.
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A machine or device that records; esp., tape recorder.
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Any of a group of wind instruments, with eight finger holes and a fipple in a straight tube with the mouthpiece at one end.
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An apparatus for recording; a device which records.
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Agent noun of record; one who records.
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A simple internal duct flute.
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(music) A musical instrument of the woodwind family, fipple flute.
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Origin of recorder

  • Sense 3, probably from record to practice a tune, warble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman recordour, from Old French recordeor, from Medieval Latin recordātor, from Latin recordor (“call to mind, remember, recollect"), from re- (“back, again") + cor (“heart; mind").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English, from record (“to practice (music)")

    From Wiktionary