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Dolby

[dohl-bee, dawl-] /ˈdoʊl bi, ˈdɔl-/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of system for reducing high-frequency noise in audiotape using various electronic devices during recording and playback.
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Dolby

/ˈdɒlbɪ/
noun
1.
trademark any of various specialized electronic circuits, esp those used for noise reduction in tape recorders by functioning as companders on high-frequency signals
Word Origin
named after R. Dolby (born 1933), its US inventor
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Word Origin and History for Dolby

sound reproduction system, 1966, named for its inventor, U.S. engineer Ray M. Dolby (b.1933).

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