What is Recording?

Legal Definition
Recording is the process of capturing data or translating information to a recording format stored on some form of storage medium, for example a video cassette or DVD, which is often referred to as a record or, especially if an auditory or visual medium, a recording.
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Legal Definition
The act of entering documents affecting interests in real estate in the recorder's office established in each county. Until it is recorded, a deed or mortgage ordinarily is not effective against subsequent purchasers.