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Meaning of recorder

re•cord•er

Pronunciation: (ri-kôr'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who records, esp. as an official duty.
    1. a judge in a city or borough court.
    2. (formerly) the legal adviser of a city or borough, with responsibility for keeping a record of legal actions and local customs.
  2. a recording or registering apparatus or device.
  3. a device for recording sound, images, or data by electrical, magnetic, or optical means.
  4. an end-blown flute having a fipple mouthpiece, eight finger holes, and a soft, mellow tone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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