Dictaphone Dic"ta*phone, n. [Dictate + -phone, as in telephone.] A form of phonographic recorder and reproducer adapted for use in dictation, as in business. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Dictaphone — wax cylinder dictation machine A Dictaphone advertisement from 1917 …   Wikipedia

  • dictaphone — [ diktafɔn ] n. m. • 1935; n. déposé, de dicter et phone ♦ Magnétophone pour dicter le courrier. ● Dictaphone nom masculin (nom déposé) Magnétophone servant à la dictée du courrier. ⇒DICTAPHONE, subst. masc. Appareil de bureau permettant d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dictaphone — Dic‧ta‧phone [ˈdɪktəfəʊn ǁ foʊn] noun [countable] trademark OFFICE an office machine on which you can record speech so that someone can listen to it and type it later, used especially in the past * * * Dictaphone UK US /ˈdɪktəfəʊn/ noun [C]… …   Financial and business terms

  • Dictaphone — trademarked by the Columbia Graphophone Company in 1907; from DICTATION (Cf. dictation) + PHONE (Cf. phone). A separate company from 1923 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dictaphone — ☆ Dictaphone [dik′tə fōn΄ ] [ DICTA(TE) + PHONE] trademark for a machine that records spoken words so that they can be played back later for typed transcripts, etc. n. [sometimes d ] any such machine …   English World dictionary

  • Dictaphone® — /dikˈtə fōn/ noun A small tape recorder for dictating letters, etc ORIGIN: L dictāre to dictate, and Gr phōnē sound …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dictaphone — Thomas Edison utilisant un dictaphone en 1907 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dictaphone — UK [ˈdɪktəˌfəʊn] / US [ˈdɪktəˌfoʊn] Word forms Dictaphone : singular Dictaphone plural Dictaphones trademark a piece of equipment that you speak into to make a recorded document that someone can listen to and type later …   English dictionary

  • Dictaphone — trademark used for a dictating machine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dictaphone — /dik teuh fohn /, Trademark. a brand name for a dictating machine. * * * …   Universalium

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