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What does"for the record"mean?Can you give me examples of using this phrase to make a sentense?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    Hello Cindy,

    'For the record' means for the sake of strict factual accuracy.
    It is used many times by reporters in speeches to announce that the facts will be known for the public.

    " I would like to mention -for the record- that the profits this year exceeded those of last year by 30% percent."
    It is kind of an announcement for public knowledge that reflects accurate and precise facts.

    It also indicates that the facts the person is stating are clear and that he requires the attention of the listeners, because it is important and he wants them to remember.

    " Just for the record, I have never met him in real , whatever the media is saying."

    (just) for the record:
    If something is said to be just for the record, the person is saying it so that people know but does not necessarily agree with or support it.

    for the record = 'just so everyone knows...' = 'please note that...'

    For the record, I hate people who ask ridiculous questions such as 'what is your favorite color'! :P

    It means that you want your opinion of some fact be remembered for the listeners. So, you are putting it in the "record" Ex :

    I loved the conversation but -for the record- I didn't like the food ...

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