re play

replay

[v. ree-pley; n. ree-pley]
verb (used with object)
1.
to play again, as a record or tape.
noun
2.
an act or instance of replaying.
3.
a repetition of all or part of a broadcast or of the playing of a phonograph record, videocassette, etc.
5.
a rematch.
6.
Informal. a repetition, recurrence, or reenactment: The recession could be a replay of the Great Depression.

Origin:
1880–85; re- + play

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replay
 
n
1.  television Also called: action replay a showing again of a sequence of action, esp of part of a sporting contest immediately after it happens either in slow motion (a slow-motion replay) or at normal speed
2.  a rematch
 
vb
3.  to play again (a record, television sequence, sporting contest, etc)

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replay
1884, in sporting jargon, from re- "back, again" + play (v.). Of recordings, attested from 1922. The noun is from 1895.
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