videocassette recorder
noun Date: 1976 VCR

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  • videocassette recorder — noun A device that can record broadcast television programmes, or the images from a video camera for subsequent playback through a television set Syn: VCR …   Wiktionary

  • videocassette recorder — vid′eocassette record er n. rtv See VCR • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

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  • videocassette — (n.) 1971, from VIDEO (Cf. video) + CASSETTE (Cf. cassette). Videocassette recorder is from 1971, now usually VCR (also 1971) …   Etymology dictionary

  • recorder — /ri kawr deuhr/, n. 1. a person who records, esp. as an official duty. 2. Eng. Law. a. a judge in a city or borough court. b. (formerly) the legal adviser of a city or borough, with responsibility for keeping a record of legal actions and local… …   Universalium

  • recorder — noun 1) he put a cassette in the recorder Syn: tape recorder, cassette recorder; VCR, videocassette recorder, videotape recorder; DVD recorder, digital recorder 2) a recorder of rural life Syn: record keeper, archivist, annalist …   Thesaurus of popular words

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