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If someone tells you something is off the record, I don't print it. If they don't tell me something is off the record, then it's fair game.
Michael Hastings

Meaning of "off the record" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OFF THE RECORD

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OFF THE RECORD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Off the record can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES OFF THE RECORD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Off the record

"Off the record" is a term related to journalism sourcing; see Journalism sourcing#Using confidential information. Off the record may also refer to...

Definition of off the record in the English dictionary

The definition of off the record in the dictionary is not intended for publication or disclosure; confidential. Other definition of off the record is with such an intention; unofficially.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OFF THE RECORD

off stream
off the air
off the back of a lorry
off the bat
off the beaten track
off the chain
off the cuff
off the grid
off the hook
off the map
off the peg
off the rails
off the shears
off the shelf
off the top of one´s head
off the track
off the wagon
off the wind
off with
off year

WORDS THAT END LIKE OFF THE RECORD

accord
attendance record
Congressional Record
criminal record
for the record
go on record
gold record
have a record
human rights record
long-playing record
needlecord
off-the-record
on record
police record
re-record
record
school record
tape-record
track record
war record
world record

Synonyms and antonyms of off the record in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OFF THE RECORD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «off the record» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of off the record

Translation of «off the record» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OFF THE RECORD

Find out the translation of off the record to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of off the record from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «off the record» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

关闭记录
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fuera del registro
570 millions of speakers

English

off the record
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऑफ़ द रिकॉर्ड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إيقاف السجل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

не для печати
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

off the record
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রেকর্ড বন্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

off the record
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

luar rakaman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

off the record
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オフレコで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오프 더 레코드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mati rekor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

được ghi lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாதனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रेकॉर्ड बाहेर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kayıt dışı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

off the record
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieoficjalnie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

не для преси
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

neoficial
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

off the record
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

van die rekord af
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konversation
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uoffisielt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of off the record

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OFF THE RECORD»

The term «off the record» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.680 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OFF THE RECORD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «off the record» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «off the record» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about off the record

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3 QUOTES WITH «OFF THE RECORD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word off the record.
1
Lowell Bergman
Ever since Woodward and Bernstein, there's sort of been an epidemic of confidential sources in Washington, in particular where people will actually - when you call them up on the phone, they'll say, 'This is off the record,' or, 'This is on background,' or they don't even wait for you to say anything.
2
Michael Hastings
If someone tells you something is off the record, I don't print it. If they don't tell me something is off the record, then it's fair game.
3
Karel Reisz
I will only speak off the record about Debra Winger.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OFF THE RECORD»

Discover the use of off the record in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to off the record and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Off the Record: The Press, the Government, and the War ove
Off the Record is a powerful argument with the vividness and narrative drive of the best long-form journalism; it is sure to spark controversy among the people who run the government--and among the people who tell their stories.
Norman Pearlstine, 2007
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Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman
This book contains the private papers of Harry S. Truman, in and out of the White House, beginning in 1945 and ending in November 1971, when only a few months of life remained and the retired president's days had become so constricted that ...
Harry S. Truman, Robert H. Ferrell, 1997
3
Off the Record: An Oral History of Popular Music
The legends of popular music tell their stories--in their own words--from the Big Band era's Artie Shaw to today's stars Paul Simon and Phil Collins. 200 photos. Advertising in Rolling Stone.
Smith, Joe/Fink, Mitchell, 1989
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Off the Record
Will they finally live happily ever after? Warm, sharp and hilarious, this is a novel for anyone who's ever fallen in love, taken a chance or had their life turned upside down by a delayed train.
Sue Welfare, 1999
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Off the Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing
In 'Off the Record', author and pianist Neal Peres da Costa explores Romantic-era performance practices through a range of early sound recordings - acoustic, piano roll and electric - that capture a generation of highly-esteemed pianists ...
Neal Peres da Costa, 2012
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Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice
This groundbreaking collection shows that a full account of oral history methodology must include honest and rigorous analyses of actual practice, allowing us to embrace the uncertainties and remarkable opportunities that define a human ...
Anna Sheftel, Stacey Zembrzycki, 2013
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Off the Record
Journalist Geri LaRue stumbles upon the story of a lifetime when Kathleen Fowler, a successful businesswoman, is murdered and Gerri is named her sole beneficiary, despite never having met her. Original.
Bonnie Hill, 2006
8
Off the Record: 25 Years of Music Street Press
This is the must-have indie book about all things music.
Sean Sennett, Simon Groth, 2010
9
Off the Record: The Technology and Culture of Sound ...
Each of the case studies in the book emphasizes one of five aspects of the culture of recording and its relationship to new technology, at the same time telling the story of sound recording history.
David Morton, 2000
10
Off the Record
Jane Marlow gets the chance to transform her ordinary, predictable, and responsible life when she discovers that former rock star Teddy Rock is actually their former childhood neighbor Theodore Brockford and that his one-hit wonder twelve ...
Jennifer O'Connell, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OFF THE RECORD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term off the record is used in the context of the following news items.
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Off the Record: Just an OK column
I've been making up words for years but at least I know I'm fabricating. When I'm asked, mostly by editors, if I know I've made up a word I just ... «Oroville Mercury Register, Jul 15»
2
Off The Record: On Not Saving The Music Business
Jesse and I are back for the sixty third episode of Off The Record. This episode is a personal one. One where we admit to not saving the music ... «PropertyOfZack, Jul 15»
3
Off the Record: TAME IMPALA VEERS INTO THE MAINSTREAM
Australian rock band Tame Impala released its latest album, “Currents,” on Friday via Interscope Records. Veering from the band's usual ... «The Independent Florida Alligator, Jul 15»
4
Off the record
Kerala for Adani Congress has always targeted Gujarat businessman Gautam Adani when it wanted to hit out at Prime Minister Narendra ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
5
Off the Record: There's still objectivity in small-town journalism
Off the Record: There's still objectivity in small-town journalism. Headline in recent issue of USA Today:“NEWS MEDIA LOSE TRUST, GAIN ... «Petoskey News-Review, Jul 15»
6
Off the record: New options for an Olympic dream
A long time ago in galaxy far, far away I lay in a hospital bed in labor for the third time in as many weeks. It was two months before my due date. «Oroville Mercury Register, Jul 15»
7
Off The Record: Topicpalooza
Jesse and I are back for the sixty second episode of Off The Record. Jesse and I have a topical show with the iPod Touch, sound quality, Beats ... «PropertyOfZack, Jul 15»
8
Walla report on PA-Israeli secret meetings “baseless” and “off the
Walla report on PA-Israeli secret meetings “baseless” and “off the record,” says Erekat. 7 days ago Politics Print. Share. Facebook · Twitter ... «Palestine News Network, Jul 15»
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Off the Record: Meek Mill's New Album is Polished
Meek Mill has been busy dreaming for years, but with his latest album, he can finally rest on his laurels. After putting out a swarm of music over ... «The Independent Florida Alligator, Jul 15»
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... Team Access · Digital Access · Full Access. You are here: Home · Community · Off the Record ... Off the record: July 15, 2015. 15 July 2015. Here & There. «Drapers, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Off the record [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/off-the-record>. Jul 2024 ».
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