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Meaning of off-the-record

off-the-rec•ord

Pronunciation: (ôf'u-rek'urd, of'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. not for publication; not to be quoted: a candidate's off-the-record remarks to reporters.
  2. confidential: off-the-record information.
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