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[v. ree-pley; n. ree-pley] /v. riˈpleɪ; n. ˈriˌpleɪ/
verb (used with object)
to play again, as a record or tape.
an act or instance of replaying.
a repetition of all or part of a broadcast or of the playing of a phonograph record, videocassette, etc.
a rematch.
Informal. a repetition, recurrence, or reenactment:
The recession could be a replay of the Great Depression.
Origin of replay
1880-85; re- + play Unabridged
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  • And then you have to play and replay the piece and learn that the piece makes you feel either calmer or more energized.
  • Call me impatient, but the last two months of my job search seem to replay nearly the same scenario over and over again.
  • replay an earlier discussion with an academic ghostwriter who makes a living writing papers for a custom-essay company.
  • But that compulsion to replay things obsessively and pointlessly is so strong, and keeps us hooked in.
  • And you can reexamine and replay the scenarios every few years to see if you're still on track.
  • When it comes to instant replay and baseball, there are generally two extremes.
  • The expanded use of replay was one of the widely reported features of baseball's new collective bargaining agreement.
  • In the slow-mo instant replay, the flies' bodies react to a swatter well before their wings carry them to safety.
  • That's because if you do replay evolution, you never know what will happen.
  • Nonetheless, it would be the replay of yesterday s actions with today s possibilities.
British Dictionary definitions for replay


noun (ˈriːˌpleɪ)
(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
a rematch
verb (riːˈpleɪ)
to play again (a record, television sequence, sporting contest, etc)
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Word Origin and History for replay

1862, in sporting jargon, from re- "again" + play (v.). Of recordings, attested from 1917. Related: Replayed; replaying. The noun is from 1895, "a replayed match" (in sports).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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instant replay

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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replay in Technology

Acorn Computers' full-motion video system written by Roger Wilson. Video and sound information are stored in compressed form. Compression is relatively slow but decompression is done in real-time with quality and frame-rate varying with the processing power available, the size of the picture and whether it appears in a window or uses the whole screen.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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