recorder "chief legal officer of a city," early 15c., from Anglo-Fr. recordour (early 14c.), O.Fr. recordeor, from M.L. recordator, from L. recordari "remember" (see RECORD (Cf. record) (v.)). The musical instrument is attested by this name from early 15c., from record (v.) in the obsolete sense of "practice a tune." The name, and the thing, were rarely heard by mid-1800s, ousted by the flute, but enjoyed a revival after 1911 as an easy-to-play instrument for musical beginners.

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  • recorder — [ r(ə)kɔrde ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1300; de re et corder ♦ Techn. Corder de nouveau; regarnir de cordes. Recorder une raquette. N. m. RECORDAGE , 1923 . ● recorder verbe transitif (de corder) Regarnir de cordes (une raquette) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • recorder — 1. (re kor dé) v. a. 1°   Répéter une chose qu on a apprise par coeur pour mieux se la rappeler. Recorder son rôle.    Fig. et familièrement. Recorder sa leçon, tâcher de se bien remettre en l esprit ce qu on doit dire ou faire. •   Moi je… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • recorder — Recorder, ou Recordeler une corde descordelée, voyez Corde. Recorder aussi est se souvenir et ficher en la memoire. Selon ce on dit, Recorder sa leçon, Memoria repetere, vt facilius eam quis memoria teneat. Recorder aussi en termes de practique… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Recorder — Sm (ein Aufzeichnungsgerät) per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. recorder. Dieses aus mfrz. recorder, aus l. recordāri erinnern (eigentlich im Herzen behalten zu l. cor (cordis) Herz ).    Ebenso nndl. recorder, ndn.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • recorder — RECÓRDER s. v. videorecorder. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  recórder s. n., pl. recórdere Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  RECÓRDER s. n. aparat de înregistrare pe bandă de magnetofon sau disc. (<… …   Dicționar Român

  • recorder — re·cord·er n 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 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Recorder — Re*cord er (r?*k?rd ?r), n. 1. One who records; specifically, a person whose official duty it is to make a record of writings or transactions. [1913 Webster] 2. The title of the chief judical officer of some cities and boroughs; also, of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recorder — kann bedeuten: Rekorder Recorder (England und Wales), ein Barrister oder Solicitor der zeitweise als Richter tätig ist. Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • recorder — (izg. rikórder) m DEFINICIJA tehn. uređaj za snimanje [CD recorder; videorecorder]; snimač ETIMOLOGIJA vidi record …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • recorder — ► NOUN 1) an apparatus for recording sound, pictures, or data. 2) a person who keeps records. 3) (Recorder) (in England and Wales) a barrister appointed to serve as a part time judge. 4) a simple woodwind instrument without keys, played by… …   English terms dictionary

  • recorder — [ri kôr′dər] n. [ME < Anglo Fr recordour] 1. a person who records; esp., an officer appointed or elected to keep records of deeds or other official papers 2. in some cities, a judge who has the same criminal jurisdiction as a police judge 3. a …   English World dictionary

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