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playback

[pley-bak] /ˈpleɪˌbæk/
noun
1.
the act of reproducing a sound or video recording, especially in order to check a recording that is newly made.
2.
(in a recording device) the apparatus used in producing playbacks.
3.
the recording so played, especially the first time it is heard or viewed after being recorded.
4.
the response to a suggestion, act, product, venture, etc.; feedback:
The playback on the speech has been very favorable.
Origin of playback
1925-1930
1925-30; noun use of verb phrase play back
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  • Gentlemen, listen to this playback and then I'll have Dr. Forster here go on from there.

  • Sam Bending took the tape from the playback and returned it to his files.

    Damned If You Don't Gordon Randall Garrett
  • After recording for several moments, Tom reversed the tape and switched on the playback.

  • I don't know what I said, if anything, and the suit recorder has no playback or eraser.

    Accidental Death Peter Baily
  • Shakily, he removed his headband and snapped the playback off.

    Indirection Everett B. Cole
  • Doer Kweiros flipped off the playback and gazed at the unresponsive wall.

    Indirection Everett B. Cole
  • I looked for something to play them with, but there was no sign of a playback machine.

    The Old Die Rich Horace Leonard Gold
  • It was all beyond Ellaby, who was still weary from the playback ordeals.

    The Dictator Milton Lesser
  • They were standing on opposite sides of the table and between them the playback machine had fallen silent.

    The Record of Currupira Robert Abernathy
British Dictionary definitions for playback

playback

/ˈpleɪˌbæk/
noun
1.
the act or process of reproducing a recording, esp on magnetic tape
2.
the part of a tape recorder serving to reproduce or used for reproducing recorded material
3.
(modifier) of or relating to the reproduction of signals from a recording: the playback head of a tape recorder
verb (adverb)
4.
to reproduce (recorded material) on (a magnetic tape) by means of a tape recorder
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