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prerecorded

[pree-ri-kawr-did] /ˌpri rɪˈkɔr dɪd/
adjective
1.
containing previously recorded information:
a prerecorded audiotape; a prerecorded videocassette.
Compare blank (def 5).
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; prerecord + -ed2

prerecord

[pree-ri-kawrd] /ˌpri rɪˈkɔrd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to record beforehand or in advance.
2.
to record (a radio show, television program, etc.) prior to an actual broadcast or showing.
3.
Movies. to record (music, sound effects, etc.) before filming begins, as to facilitate synchronization.
Origin
1935-40; pre- + record
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-recorded

prerecorded

/ˌpriːrɪˈkɔːdəd/
adjective
1.
having been recorded (on tape, video, etc) beforehand: a pre-recorded message
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Word Origin and History for pre-recorded

prerecord

v.

also pre-record, 1936, of music, from pre- + record (v.). Related: Prerecorded; prerecording.

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