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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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Examples from the web for prerecorded
  • Presentations are almost never identical to one another, unless it is prerecorded, or read from an exact script.
  • prerecorded, cut-and-pasted speech works only when there is a limited stock of phrases.
  • State law prohibits the use of prerecorded messages.
  • Most businesses need your written permission before they can call you with prerecorded telemarketing messages, or robocalls.
  • Each tape is prerecorded with various musical instruments or special effects.
British Dictionary definitions for prerecorded

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 prerecorded

prerecord

v.

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

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