videocasette recorder
videocasette recorder videocasette recorder n. an electronic device which can record electronic signals, as from a television program, on magnetic tape contained in a videocassette, and can also play back the recording. It is used, for example, to record television programs broadcast at some particular time, which can then be viewed at any subsequent time by attaching the videocasette recorder to a television receiver and playing the signals throught the television receiver. Also called {VCR}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • videocasette — n. a casette containing magnetic tape, which can be used in a videocasette recorder to record and play back electronic signals, such as from television programs. The long magnetic tape in the videocasette is moved between two spindles, and a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • VCR — videocasette recorder videocasette recorder n. an electronic device which can record electronic signals, as from a television program, on magnetic tape contained in a videocassette, and can also play back the recording. It is used, for example,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • VCR — (v[=e] s[=e]*[aum]r ), n. a {videocasette recorder}. [acronym] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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